Missing South Elgin teen found dead
A 19-year-old from South Elgin who was reported missing has been found dead, and police do not suspect foul play. Stephanie Frederick left on foot from her South Elgin house on Haverhill Lane around midnight Wednesday. Police said Thursday evening that they have found her body near the railroad tracks below the Route 31 bridge.
She was reported missing at about 2:30 a.m. and had recently been depressed, police said.
Her cellphone last pinged at 9:20 a.m. in the areas of Route 25 and Army Trail Road and Route 25 and Stearns Road, South Elgin Deputy Chief Randy Endean said.
Kane County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) led the extensive search with Cook County and McHenry County OEM, along with forest preserve police from Kane, Cook and Dupage counties; South Elgin, Countryside and Fox River fire protection districts; and Bartlett police.