Additional Charges Added Against Man Accused of Dumping Murdered Woman in Lake County

(Waukegan, IL) Additional charges have been filed against a Chicago man accused of dumping a woman’s body in Lake County. Juan Vega-Montoya is accused of strangling 39-year-old Megan Lewis to death in Chicago in late November, then disposing of her body along Hunt Club Road just south of Route 173. Vega-Montoya was charged in Lake County with one count of concealing a homicidal death, but a Lake County Grand Jury has added charges of concealing a death and abusing a corpse by removing it without authorization. Chicago Police, nor Cook County prosecutors have yet to announce charges against the 37-year-old suspect, though murder counts are expected.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (1-22-24)