NNN Reporters Newsroom Forum  

Go Back   NNN Reporters Newsroom Forum > RSS FEED


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-25-2016, 08:47 AM
voiceofreason's Avatar
voiceofreason voiceofreason is offline
Junior News Editor
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 42,280
Default Missing mixed baby found, negro babydaddy sought after Skokie, IL woman (surnamed Benyamin) killed


Missing baby found, father sought after Skokie woman killed

Thursday, March 24, 2016 10:16PM
SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) --
The 10-month-old son of a 31-year-old woman found dead in her apartment in Skokie has been found safe, police say.

Police say they responded to a request for a well-being check on Catherine Benyamin from a family member around 10:24 a.m. Thursday and found her dead in her apartment in the 8200-block of Keating. Her death is currently under investigation and pending results from the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, but police say it is believed to be a homicide.

Police say her son Joshua was dropped off at a Chicago church near Halsted and Roosevelt. He was taken to UIC Medical Center for routine observation.

Police are still looking for Joshua's father, Jermaine Powell, and believe a person matching his description may have dropped Joshua off at the Chicago church.

Police have not yet said how Benyamin was killed. Joshua is safe with family.


Skokie was originally a German-Luxembourger farming community, but was later settled by a sizeable Jewish population, especially after World War II. At its peak in the mid-1960s, 58% of the population was Jewish, the largest percent of any Chicago suburb. In recent years, however, Skokie's population has become significantly more diverse, and several synagogues and Jewish schools have closed. However, Skokie still has a very large Jewish population. It is home to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, which opened in northwest Skokie in 2009.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.