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Investigation of church death continues

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Update 5:20 p.m.: Evanston police late this afternoon identified the woman whose body was found Monday in an alcove outside First United Methodist Church as 49-year-old Tanuel Major.

Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew says Major was homeless at the time of her death but frequented Evanston.

Following an autopsy, the medical examiner ruled that the manner of death was homicide, and the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

Glew says the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force is assisting Evanston police with the investigation. He says the investigation indicates the homicide is an isolated incident but that no one is in custody.

The following items appeared in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police:

Battery

1415 Howard

Dionne E. Adams, 50, of 1415 Howard St., was arrested at that address at 2:42 p.m. yesterday and charged with domestic battery. A court date has been set for Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m.

633 Sherman

Kevin H. Humes, 39, of 633 Sherman Ave., was arrested at that address at 8:10 a.m. yesterday and charged with domestic battery. He is due in court on Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

Criminal Damage

900 Michigan

Markings were discovered on the wall of an apartment common area in the 900 block of Michigan Avenue around 10:30 a.m. yesterday.

Theft

1500 Oak

A bicycle was stolen from an apartment parking space in the 1500 block of Oak Avenue between 2 p.m. Monday and noon yesterday.

1300 Ashland

A package of miscellaneous merchandise that had been delivered to an apartment common area in the 1300 block of Ashland Avenue was stolen between 2:11 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

300 Howard

Clothing items were stolen from an apartment common area in the 300 block of Howard Street between 1:38 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

200 Custer

A black 2015 Volkswagen Jetta was stole from the 200 block of Custer Avenue between 9:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. yesterday.

Traffic

3100 Simpson

Kristina Ly McLendon, 30, of 1650 W. Jonquil Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 3100 Simpson St. at 1:05 p.m. Monday and charged with a traffic violation.

1100 Greenleaf

Irving W. Mickens, 53, of 11311 S. Eggleston Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1100 Greenleaf St. at 1:44 a.m. Saturday and charged with a traffic violation.

1800 Railroad

Mason Lloyd Weissenhofer, 22, of 15004 S. Bartlett Ave., Plainfield, was arrested at 1800 E. Railroad Ave., Chicago, at 3 a.m. Sunday and charged with a traffic violation.

Incidents listed appear among the official reports of the Evanston Police Department. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt, which can only be determined by a court of law. Court appearances take place in Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court in Skokie. 

Related document:

Crime bulletin (11/21/18)

 

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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