Body Found in Lake County Pond Confirmed as Missing Teen, Autopsy Today

(Vernon Hills, IL) A body found in a Vernon Hills retention pond has brought to a close, the search for a missing Carpentersville teen. The female body was pulled from the water on Tuesday, a day after the vehicle of Brissa Romero was pulled from that same pond. Coroner’s officials late last night confirmed that the body was that of the 17-year-old…though an autopsy is scheduled for today. Romero went missing last week Monday, as she was on her way to a work holiday party. Officials believe she failed to negotiate a T intersection on her way to the party, and ended up driving directly into the retention pond where she was found.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (12-13-13)