Body of missing Wheaton woman found in Glen Ellyn park

The body of a missing Wheaton woman was discovered in a Glen Ellyn park over the weekend.

According to police, the body of 33-year-old Linda Valez was found buried in a clearing in Panfish Park.

The body showed signs of trauma, police said.

Police officers were out patrolling parks and wooded areas searching when an officer walking through a wooded area in a space where police say there appeared to be recent pedestrian activity.

They brought in the DuPage County Sheriff’s evidence team to investigate.

Residents who live in the area say they saw an ambulance leaving the scene yesterday.  They also say officers were out knocking on doors asking if anyone had any tools stolen, earlier in the week.

The park is popular with dog walkers, runners, and children.

The police investigation is ongoing.

2 comments

  • 7th Grader

    "Police officers were out patrolling parks and wooded areas searching when an officer walking through a wooded area in a space where police say there appeared to be recent pedestrian activity."

    Great coherent reporting.~

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