Mon. May 20th, 2024

A Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 7-month pregnant woman found stabbed to death this August in Lake Michigan.

Yarianna Wheeler’s body was pulled from Lake Michigan, southeast of Waukegan Harbor, on August 15.

After being identified, Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives went to Wheeler’s residence in Chicago. As a result of the investigation, detectives identified 21-year-old Robert Drummond as a person of interest.

Belongings of Wheeler were located at Oakwood Beach and detectives believe she was likely stabbed to death there.

Due the the crime being in Chicago, Lake County detectives turned over their findings to Chicago police and an arrest was made.

Drummond was charged with first-degree murder.

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By Buffy Gunner

Independent Journalist + Business Owner | Lover of all things true crime. Mantra: Only YOU can be YOU. | Los Angeles Born | buffygunner@illicitdeeds.com

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