Haqikah "Kekah" Suggs, 14, of Joliet was last seen alive early last Saturday morning, police said in a statement. Her body was found early Monday by two horseback riders.
Police have said she likely was shot twice before her body was dumped in Pilcher Park and set on fire. She was found with a plastic bag tied around her head.
Haqikah's 19-year-old stepbrother, Ricardo Rivers, saw a digitally enhanced photograph of her on television Tuesday and called police to report her missing, officials said in the statement, which did not provide further details. Messages were left with the police officials Friday evening.
Police have said they believe the teen was killed elsewhere before being brought to an area of Pilcher Park that can't be accessed by vehicles.
She was positively identified using DNA analysis.
She was a seventh grader at Hufford Junior High School in Joliet, police said.
Her death remains under investigation.
Here is the digital composite of the then unidentified girl.
And here's the pretty young lady herself Kekah.
Either way I hope this story bothers you and hopefully we will figure out who did this to her.