RIVER FOREST | A female body found inside a plastic container at a forest preserve in
River Forest is being ruled a homicide by officials.
Justino Correa, 19, of Humbolt Park, has been charged with the stabbing death of his
girlfriend, whose body was discovered Thursday, inside a plastic bin in Thatcher
Jasmin Salas, 20, was stabbed multiple times in the 1000 block of North Richmond.
Police said Correa, of the 1000 block of North Richmond, had an argument with his 20-
year-old girlfriend that turned violent. After stabbing the woman to death in his
basement, Correa allegedly stuffed the 20-year-old into the plastic bin and dropped her
body off in the River Forest wooded area near the 8100 block of West Chicago Avenue,
a spokesperson said.
According to prosecutors, before he hid his ex-girlfriend’s dead body, Correa watched
television with their 4-year-old daughter and took her to school Thursday morning.
The Salas family said in an interview with West Suburban Journal that she had been
fighting Correa in court for the last two years over custody of their four-year-old
daughter. The family said Salas was five months pregnant when she was murdered
The medical examiner's office was notified of the remains about 10 p.m. Thursday.
Chicago police detectives are handling the investigation. Justino Correa, 19, was
charged with first-degree murder and attempting to conceal the homicide, Chicago
Police announced late Friday. Correa is denied bail.
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