Round Lake Beach Mother a Suspect in Homicide

Jamie L. Jones, a 29-year-old of the 1800 block of Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Beach, remains a suspect in a homicide investigation.

 On July 2, 2017, the Round Lake Beach police department was notified of the death of 6-year-old Carl Rice Jr. of Round Lake Beach. The death was originally believed to have occurred in the Chicago Police Department Jurisdiction. However, further investigation revealed that the death had occurred in Round Lake Beach.

The subsequent investigation revealed that while in Round Lake Beach, Jones caused injuries to Rice while at their home in the 1800 Block of Cedar Lake Rd, that Rice passed away while in Round Lake Beach, and that Jones then took Rice and her other child aboard the train to Chicago to visit relatives.

While in Chicago, other family members became aware that Rice was not breathing, and paramedics were called and Rice was determined to be deceased and police were notified. The investigation had been pending the official cause of death of Rice by the Cook County Medical.

UPDATE: Jones has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of concealment of a homicidal death.

The above was released from the Round Lake Beach police department. Any charges reflected in this information should be considered an accusation and the subject is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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