Police: Suspect in custody in Elgin woman's murder

  • Lisa Koziol-Ellis

    Lisa Koziol-Ellis

Updated 3/18/2013 5:25 AM

Police announced Sunday night that there is a person in custody related to the murder of Lisa Koziol-Ellis in her Elgin home two weeks ago. Charges and more information will be announced at a news conference at 8 a.m. Monday, officials said.

Elgin Police Chief Jeffrey Swoboda and Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon will be making an announcement Monday morning at the Elgin Police Department, 151 Douglas Ave., regarding a suspect currently in custody related to the stabbing death of Ellis on March 2, said Commander Glenn Theriault.


Police would not release any further information about the case or the suspect prior to the news conference.

According to police, Lisa's husband Dash Ellis returned from work March 2 to find his 33-year-old wife dead in the Elgin townhouse they had moved into days earlier on the 0-100 block of Garden Crescent Court. Preliminary autopsy results indicated Koziol-Ellis died of multiple stab wounds, according to the Kane County coroner. Her death was Elgin's first homicide this year.

Koziol-Ellis was active in Chicago's performance community, often hosting or emceeing shows. She went by the artist name Foxy Goat Lisa and was known for her drawings, jewelry and other artwork.

Family and friends had set up an online donation site to collect money for a reward for any tips leading to an arrest in the case. As of Sunday night the website had collected more than $17,000.

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