Tinley Park teen Mia Maro killed by her father weeks before high school graduation, police say

Tinley Park teen Mia Maro killed by her father weeks before high school graduation, police say

TINLEY PARK, In poor health. (TOC) — A 17-year-old woman’s father has been charged in her demise weeks earlier than she graduated highschool, Tinley Park police introduced Wednesday.

Mia Maro, 17, was discovered overwhelmed to demise inside her south suburban dwelling Sunday night time within the 7800-block of West 167th Avenue, Tinley Park police stated.

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Muhammed Almaru, 42, is charged with first-degree homicide, in line with police.

Tinley Park police had been referred to as to the house by Almaru’s sister. When responding officers encountered Almaru, he had self-inflicted wounds to his wrists and throat and had ingested capsules, in line with Tinley Park Police Chief Matthew Walsh.

Neighbors stated he was taken away on a stretcher as different family members arrived, distraught. They described a chaotic scene, with a lot shouting.

Walsh stated Almaru was intubated and stays hospitalized at Advocate Christ Medical Middle. He’s not cooperating with the investigation.

“We had been capable of acquire sufficient, in working with the state’s legal professional for a few days, sufficient the place they had been snug charging him with first diploma homicide,” Walsh stated.

At this level, a motive isn’t identified however particulars revealed in court docket about what might have led to her demise are exhausting to fathom.

Prosecutors stated Maro and her father had argued in latest days about her attending promenade, and she or he allegedly crashed her father’s automotive final week. Discovered within the dwelling was a letter allegedly written by her father during which he admitted to beating Mia after discovering she had lied to him, prosecutors stated.

Police additionally discovered a bent metallic pole and rubber mallet allegedly used within the homicide.

Maro’s demise was dominated a murder attributable to “a number of accidents,” the health worker’s workplace stated. Her physique was discovered on a decrease stage of the house.

Walsh stated Wednesday that she had bruising throughout her physique.

“Persons are traumatized by this,” Walsh stated. “It is completely tragic.”

He additionally stated his officers are getting counseling after investigating the incident.

“A lot of cops have been calling me,” he stated. “They’ve kids the identical age, they know this woman, they like this woman, they’re pals along with her.”

The principal of Andrew Excessive College, the place Maro was a senior, shared the information with the college’s group in a letter Monday, writing partly, “At the moment is a really unhappy day for the Andrew Excessive College Neighborhood as we grieve the lack of senior scholar Mia Maro… We lengthen our condolences to Mia’s household and ask that everybody maintain Mia of their ideas and prayers.”Associates and classmates flocked to a rising memorial outdoors her household’s dwelling to pay tribute to Maro on Monday night time.

“She was just a few weeks away from graduating, and it is a very joyful time, and simply to have life minimize quick like that’s simply actually very, very unhappy,” stated Andrew Brescia, neighbor.

Directors at Andrew Excessive College stated counselors can be readily available all week for her classmates.

Household stated Maro wished to be a dental hygienist however was planning to attend school near dwelling to be able to maintain caring for her mom.

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