The Daily Herald reports Wednesday that 40-year-old Myron D. Ester is charged in the death of 33-year-old Linda Valez. Prosecutors say the woman was stabbed 34 times. Glen Ellyn police found Valez buried in a clearing at a park. She was reported missing in Wheaton last week.
There were no phone listings for Ester in the Chicago area. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.
Valez-Colon was from Wheaton and was said to have been homeless by choice. She was last seen Tuesday, September 24. She leaves behind seven children.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.