Man charged in murder of homeless Wheaton woman

Police in Glen Ellyn have charged a man with killing a homeless woman from Wheaton.

Myron Ester will appear in bond court this morning, charged with first-degree murder.

The body of Linda Velez was found Saturday in a shallow grave near Glen Ellyn’s Panfish Park.

She lived on the street with three of her seven children; the others are in foster care.

Relatives say she was schizophrenic and manic depressive.

Investigators say Ester may have met Velez at a homeless shelter in Wheaton.

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