Tinley Park police say they are pursuing charges in Andrew High School’s death – Chicago Tribune

Tinley Park Police said on Tuesday they were pursuing charges in the death of a senior from Andrew High School who was found in a home on Sunday afternoon.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office and the school identified the girl as 17-year-old Mia Maro from the 7800 block of 167th Street in Tinley Park.

Police said they had one person in custody but no charges were filed on Tuesday, according to Lawrence Rafferty, deputy chief of operations.

Police responded to the home on Sunday for a possible investigation into the death, according to a department news release.

The girl was found on the lower level of the house and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled on Monday that her death was a homicide from multiple wounds.

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She was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner.

In a message to families following news of Maro’s death, Andrew’s principal Abir Othman said it was “a very sad day for the Andrew High School community as we mourn the loss of the senior student Mia Maro”.

“The Andrew community is here to support each other during this very difficult time,” Othman said.

The school said social workers and guidance counselors will be available to students throughout this week.

A neighbor of the slain girl said on Monday she did not know her or her family but was concerned after seeing the police activity on Sunday afternoon.

“It’s a pretty quiet neighborhood and when you see a group of police outside it makes you a little nervous,” the woman, who asked not to be identified, said Monday. “I really wasn’t sure what was going on.”

mnolan@tribpub.com

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