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Justino Correa, Ill. man, charged with killing pregnant girlfriend and dumping her body in a forest preserve

Justino Correa, 19, accused of fatally stabbing pregnant girlfriend then dumping her body in a wooded area. CBS Chicago

Justino Correa, 19, accused of fatally stabbing pregnant girlfriend then dumping her body in a wooded area.
CBS Chicago
(CBS/AP) CHICAGO - A Chicago man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend and dumping her body in a west suburban forest preserve has been ordered held without bond.

Justino Correa,19, was charged Saturday with first-degree murder and concealing a homicide.

Authorities discovered 20-year-old Jasmin Salas' body on Thursday October 10 inside a plastic bin in Thatcher Woods, in the suburb of River Forest.

According to the Cook County medical examiner, she died of multiple stab wounds.

Prosecutors accuse Correa of repeatedly stabbing the woman during an argument and then placing a plastic bag over her head. They said the victim was four months pregnant.

According to CBS Chicago, Correa admitted that he murdered Salas, the mother of his 4-year-old daughter, after an argument turned physical, and told police where to find the body.

Authorities say Correa was arrested after going to a hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered to his hand.

Correa's attorney said his client has no criminal history.

  • Crimesider Staff

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