Man charged with concealing shooting death of missing Joliet bartender

  • Man charged with concealing shooting death of missing Joliet bartender

Man charged with concealing shooting death of missing Joliet bartender

A 24-year-old IL bartender last seen on Monday was found dead early Thursday, and authorities said she had been shot in the head, reports CBS Chicago. She was pronounced dead of a single gunshot wound to the head.

A bench warrant carrying a $250,000 bond was issued Friday, according to court records.

Boshears' attorney, Neil Patel, said Boshear was being transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee. On Friday morning, Sheriff's detectives met with the Will County State's Attorney's Office and the Kankakee County State's Attorney's Office in order to determine that probable cause was met for the arrest of Boshears.

A Coal City man has been charged with concealing the homicide of a Mokena woman found dead of a gunshot wound almost three days after she went missing, and could face more serious charges later. Kearn's body was discovered in the back of that vehicle.

Detectives believe Kearns met Boshears four weeks ago while tending bar at Woody's Bar in Joliet, and had been dating him for the past two weeks. The Outlaws' clubhouse is down the street from Woody's Bar, where Kearns worked.

Kaitlyn Kearns was reported missing Tuesday.

"It's an ongoing investigation and other charges are possible", said Will County State's Attorney Spokesman Charles Pelkie, who also confirmed the concealment charge.

Will County sheriff's investigators Thursday said they had one "person of interest" in the case.

Police said Kearns "was the intended target of this homicide", adding that authorities don't believe there is any threat to the public. She was driving east on Washington Street in her Jeep.

Kearns told people she was going to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club after she got off her shift at 1:30 a.m. on Monday.