A person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the homicide of a 17-year-old high school student who was found dead at a home in suburban Tinley Park, according to police and village officials.
On Sunday evening, officers from the Tinley Park Police Department responded to a home in the 7800 block of West 167th Street for a possible death investigation and found a 17-year-old girl dead in a lower level of the home, a said a village spokesman. in a press release.
The victim, identified as Mia Maro, died of multiple injuries, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Mia was a senior at Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park.
The principal announced his death to students, faculty and staff in a letter Monday, calling it a “very sad day” for the Andrew High School community.
“Today is a very sad day for the Andrew High School community as we mourn the loss of senior student Mia Maro,” Principal Abir Othman said in the letter. “The Andrew Community is here to support each other during this very difficult time. Social workers and guidance counselors are available throughout the week for those who need someone to speak to. We extend our condolences to the Mia’s family and ask everyone to keep Mia in their thoughts and prayers.”
A person of interest was taken into custody, police said Monday evening, but it was unclear whether she had been charged. Police said the person of interest was not a threat to the community.