Pine Ridge Apts
Resident · 2007
Area NOT safe especially after dark! Police always knocking on doors, gun shots frequently heard in area along with people arguing and yelling. People loiter in parking lot. Car radios and belongings stolen out of locked vehicles. Harrassed when I enter/leave apartments in late evening/early morning for work. Neighborhood Park a hangout for delinquents. Plumbing problems. No hot water when clotheswasher on first floor is running. Electricity doesn't work in 3 outlets in home. Badly needs remodeling. Cockroaches HUGE problem! Problems that are addressed to apartment manager only get quick fixes. Only pluses are that rooms are spacious and rent is cheap. GIRL'S BODY FOUND ON TRAIL DISTURBING DISCOVERY IN JOLIET TOWNSHIP May 29, 2007 By CHRISTINA CHAPMAN Staff Writer JOLIET TOWNSHIP -- The body of an unidentified female was found Monday on the Pilcher Park horse trail, but it is not missing Plainfield mother, Lisa Stebic. Joliet police are investigating the death as a homicide, according to the Will County coroner's office, but little information has been released. Click to enlarge image Joliet police officers stand at the entrance to a horse trail just off U.S. 6 in Joliet Township where a body of a female was found Monday morning. (MICHAEL R. SCHMIDT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER) Police responded to a 911 call at the trail off of U.S. 6 and Farrell Road. Two horseback riders came across the body on the ground just before 9 a.m. Police Chief Fred Hayes said the body of a black girl, believed to be in her early teens, was found at the entrance to the horse trail on U.S. 6 and Farrell Road, next to Pine Ridge Apartments on Parkwood Drive. The victim had a plastic bag over her head and upper torso and had been set on fire, Hayes said. "The victim has yet to be identified," Hayes said. She was wearing a brown button-down shirt with a red tank top. The victim was pronounced dead at 12:55 p.m. by the coroner. An autopsy is planned for 1 p.m. today. Keith Silzer, who lives two houses from the trail entrance, said police questioned him Monday morning. "There was about 15 squads and 10 unmarked (cars) and they knocked on my door at about 9:15 a.m.," Silzer said. Silzer said his girlfriend heard a noise similar to a gunshot between 12:30 and 1 a.m., but the couple wrote it off as fireworks. "We didn't think anything of it since it is so close to the Fourth (of July); they light them almost every night anyway," he said. Silzer said the police left the area a little after 3 p.m. Police dogs were out sniffing the neighborhood and the trail. "Detectives have done an extensive search of the wooded area and canvassed the apartments and houses on Parkwood," Hayes said. "We have no reports of anyone missing." Anyone with information can contact Detective Mike Batis or Detective Frank Miller at (815) 724-3020. Christina Chapman can be reached at (815) 729-6172 or [email protected] Copyright 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.