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Illinois State Police are investigating the discovery of two bodies within 24 hours in Washington Park. Police say the females were victims of homicide and were known to frequent the area prior to their deaths. Authorities do not yet know if the incidents are related.
Illinois State Police have identified one victim as 49 year old Sandra Reckmann of Alhambra. Her body was found in an area of overgrown vegetation in the 1600 block of 56th Street in Washington Park on Tuesday (July 9) at approximately 5am by police officers from Washington Park. The second victim has been identified as 56 year old Bridgett B. Williams of Washington Park who was found by police just after 3am Wednesday (July 10) in the John Thornton Memorial Park in Washington Park. Anyone with information related to the investigations is asked to contact police: Illinois State Police Zone 6 Investigations Special Agent Travis Irwin at 618-346-3769 or Special Agent David Wargo at 618-346-3765.