GLENVIEW, Ill. — Glenview police are investigating the village’s first murder since 2004 after a 15-year-old boy was found stabbed in the chest.
According to the police department, officers were called around 7 p.m. Wednesday night for a report of a person down in Glenview.
The teen was found lying on a grassy area with a puncture wound in his chest near the 1200 block of Greenwood Road. He was identified as 15-year-old Elias Valdez.
Valdez was hospitalized and died in surgery at Lutheran General Hospital.
A GoFundMe page shared online is raising money for the boy’s funeral expenses.
An email from Glenbrook South High School went out to students. School administrators say Valdez was a rising sophomore there and a member of the school’s wrestling team.
Valdez was described as a kind, charismatic young man who exhibited great leadership qualities.
Virtual support sessions are being offered for students.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Glenview Police.