Woman found strangled in Schaumburg apartment

  • Schaumburg police searched sewers Monday for clues into the killing of a 33-year-old woman found strangled Sunday in her apartment on Clipper Drive. Police said no one is in custody.

      Schaumburg police searched sewers Monday for clues into the killing of a 33-year-old woman found strangled Sunday in her apartment on Clipper Drive. Police said no one is in custody. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Schaumburg police continue to investigate the weekend homicide of a 33-year-old woman found dead Sunday in her apartment on Clipper Drive. Police said Monday no one is in custody.

      Schaumburg police continue to investigate the weekend homicide of a 33-year-old woman found dead Sunday in her apartment on Clipper Drive. Police said Monday no one is in custody. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A 33-year-old Schaumburg woman was found strangled Sunday in her apartment on Clipper Drive. Police remained on the scene Monday searching for clues.

      A 33-year-old Schaumburg woman was found strangled Sunday in her apartment on Clipper Drive. Police remained on the scene Monday searching for clues. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Schaumburg police cordoned off the apartment building on Clipper Drive while investigating the strangling of a 33-year-old woman found dead there Sunday.

      Schaumburg police cordoned off the apartment building on Clipper Drive while investigating the strangling of a 33-year-old woman found dead there Sunday. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Schaumburg police search for clues Sunday into the homicide of a 33-year-old woman found dead Sunday in her apartment.

      Schaumburg police search for clues Sunday into the homicide of a 33-year-old woman found dead Sunday in her apartment. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A Schaumburg police forensic investigator searches for clues Monday after a woman was found strangled Sunday in her apartment on Clipper Drive.

      A Schaumburg police forensic investigator searches for clues Monday after a woman was found strangled Sunday in her apartment on Clipper Drive. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Schaumburg firefighters search an apartment building roof Monday as they assist the Schaumburg police with the investigation of a homicide over the weekend on Clipper Drive. Police said no one is in custody in the strangling of a 33-year-old resident.

      Schaumburg firefighters search an apartment building roof Monday as they assist the Schaumburg police with the investigation of a homicide over the weekend on Clipper Drive. Police said no one is in custody in the strangling of a 33-year-old resident. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Schaumburg firefighters search the roof of an apartment building roof on Clipper Drive for clues into the killing of a 33-year-old woman over the weekend.

      Schaumburg firefighters search the roof of an apartment building roof on Clipper Drive for clues into the killing of a 33-year-old woman over the weekend. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 4/17/2017 9:22 PM

Schaumburg police are investigating the strangulation of a 33-year-old woman whose body was discovered in her Clipper Drive apartment Sunday after a request for a well-being check.

Tiffany Thrasher is believed to have died sometime between 8 p.m. Saturday and 11:45 a.m. Sunday, police said.

 

Nobody was in custody and no motive had been established Monday, according to investigators.

The Cook County medical examiner's office conducted an autopsy Monday morning and classified the death as a homicide by strangulation.

Friends of Thrasher were waiting outside her apartment when police officers arrived and entered the apartment for the requested well-being check.

Neighbors say they're feeling unnerved by the homicide and what feels like very little information being released by police investigating the death.

Karen Cameron, who is retired and staying with a friend in a condo adjacent to Thrasher's apartment, said there's been constant activity in the area -- made up of primarily multifamily housing -- since the discovery Sunday.

On Monday, fire trucks lifted officials onto the roof of the apartment building and public works department workers removed all the manhole covers as investigators continued to comb the grass and other areas in and around Thrasher's apartment, Cameron said.

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Cameron spoke to Thrasher's upstairs neighbor, who has been displaced from her apartment in Thrasher's four-unit building while police continue to investigate. That neighbor told Cameron she was home Saturday evening and heard nothing unusual.

"Why aren't they telling us that we're safe? Can't someone tell us? There's a lot of single women here, and it's kind of scary," Cameron said. "If you didn't find the person or don't think it's somebody she knows, then send out a notice. We all need to be aware."

Detectives are interviewing family, friends and associates to develop leads in the case, police said. Investigators are asking anyone with possible information related to the crime to call them at (847) 882-3534.

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