Body of woman found in forest preserve

April 24, 2011 8:24:22 PM PDT
Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a Cook County Forest Preserve.

The body was found Sunday morning in the Calumet City Playfield near Calumet City.

So far the medical examiner has been unable to identify the victim. A spokesman would only say she appeared to have suffered facial trauma.

Area residents like Yolon Menifield are concerned.

"We're a little shook up, just gotta be careful out here now. Kids come out here to play, people walk their dog, a lot of people barbecue back here, sit back here, so we gotta take precautions," Menifield said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.