Mother, daughter strangled; bodies found in burning car in Ill., report says

The bodies of two women were found in the trunk of a burning car left at the edge of a Cook County Forest Preserve in Palos Park.
CBS Chicago

(CBS) PALOS PARK, Ill. - A mother and daughter were strangled, stuffed in a car trunk and then set on fire over the weekend and now police in Illinois are seeking who is behind the crime, reports CBS Chicago.

The station reports authorities have not released the names of the victims, but they said the mother was in her 70s and her daughter was in her 50s.

The charred remains of the women were found late Saturday night in a burned-out Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was left at the edge of the Cap Sauers Holdings Nature Preserve in Palos Park, Ill.

The Cook County Sheriff's office said, when firefighters arrived, the car was on fire. The bodies were later found in the trunk.

Autopsies revealed both women were strangled before their bodies were set on fire. The two women are believed to be from Chicago, reports the station.

Palos Park is about 25 miles southwest of Chicago.