• The child was found wandering the streets Monday evening
  • Officers took him to his home and found another child there 
  • The children's mother was found dead inside the home

In a shocking incident, a 4-year-old boy found wandering the streets of Illinois on Monday evening has led police to a dead body. Officers took the child to his home, only to find his mom dead inside.

Elgin Police officers, who were investigating the death of the 33-year-old woman, believe it was a "domestic-related incident," reported Daily Herald.

Around 6.40 p.m. Monday, officers were alerted about a child wandering in the area near Lawrence Avenue and North Aldine Street. The child was unsupervised but unharmed. They found out that the boy lived about six blocks away on the 300 block of Heine Avenue.

When they took him back home, they found his 3-year-old sibling alone in the house. The child was unharmed but no adult members were around. The officers carried out a search inside the residence and discovered the body of the children's mother.

Detectives from the Major Investigations Division and Special Investigations Division, along with the Streamwood Police, were investigating the case.

Police told WBBM Newsradio that there was no danger to the public. Other details, including the woman's identity and cause of death, will be released only after the Kane County coroner's office performs an autopsy.

No information was provided about the children's father or other members who lived in the house.

Officers have urged anybody with additional information to contact the major investigation division at (847) 289-2600. People can provide anonymous tips by calling the crime line at (847) 695-4195, or by texting to 847411. They should include "ELGINPD" at the beginning of the text, along with the message and/or tip information.

Earlier this week, a 53-year-old woman was found dead inside her home in Los Angeles. The body of Fatima Johnson was found with her mouth duct-taped and her hands bound Sunday midnight. Johnson's daughter decided to check on her after she failed to turn up for work or respond to her text messages. Police said her boyfriend was named a person of interest. Though her relatives said her car and other valuables were missing, police couldn't confirm the theft.

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