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Rosemary Newman, Pregnant Teen, Found Strangled In County Forest Preserve

Police are investigating the murder of an 18-year-old girl who was found strangled in a Cook County Forest Preserve near Calumet City just weeks before she was expecting to give birth to a baby girl. Rosemary Newman’s body was found early Su…

Police are investigating the murder of an 18-year-old girl who was found strangled in a Cook County Forest Preserve near Calumet City just weeks before she was expecting to give birth to a baby girl.

Rosemary Newman’s body was found early Sunday by a man walking his dog, according to a statement from the Cook County Sheriff’s office. The girl had been strangled to death, and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office ruled her death a homicide.

Newman’s family told the Chicago Tribune the teen was excited about becoming a mother, and enrolled in GED classes at a southwest suburban community college hoping to learn a trade and raise her daughter on her own.

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