3 charged in murder of man found near Edens
Two 17-year-olds and a 20-year-old are charged with murdering 20 year-old Colin Nutter, of Highland Park. They appeared in court Friday morning on first-degree murder charges at the Lake County Courthouse.
Nutter’s body was found in some brush along the Edens Expressway in Wilmette at 8:30 p.m. Monday. He died from a single gunshot wound to the back of his head. A girl who was walking her dog discovered the body.
The Chicago Tribune identifies those charged as Benjamin Schenk, 20, of the 200 block of Western Avenue, Highwood; Philip Vatamaniuc, 17, of the 2900 block of Warbler Place, Highland Park; and Michael Coffee, 17, of the 2700 block of St. Johns Ave., Highland Park.
Lake County Major Crimes Taskforce Commander George Filenko also spoke at the news conference. He provided some more details about the murder of Colin Nutter, but said he was selective about what information he could share because more arrests in the case are possible.
The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.