FREEBURG, Ill. – A woman’s body was discovered at a Freeburg trailer park Wednesday evening, and police have a man in custody for homicide.
Mark Heffernan, assistant police chief of the Belleville Police Department, claims officers pulled over a truck just after 7 p.m. Wednesday for making an improper turn.
During the traffic stop, officers learned the truck did not belong to the driver. Heffernan said officers searched the vehicle and found evidence leading them to believe the driver might have been involved in a violent crime.
The Belleville officers contacted police in Freeburg and asked them to conduct a wellness check on the truck’s owner.
Freeburg officers went to a trailer on Deerfield Court just after 8 p.m. and found the body of Linda Waller inside. They determined Waller had been the victim of a homicide.
Belleville police arrested the driver of the truck at the request of Freeburg authorities, Heffernan said.
Police have not released any additional information on the investigation as of Thursday afternoon.