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Flossmoor mayor offers progress update on investigation related to Madeline Miller’s death

The investigation into the death of Madeline Miller could see Illinois State Police reporting completed by next month, according to Flossmoor Mayor Michelle Nelson. 

No members of the general public signed up to address the board on Monday, Nov. 21, following months of comment related to Miller’s death and policing in Flossmoor. Two officers shot Miller in July while responding to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Joyce Drive in Flossmoor.

Nelson provided an update on the aforementioned investigation, which she has said comes in three parts, starting with ISP before moving to the state’s attorney and ultimately an appellate court. She told those in attendance she recently learned the ISP investigation is the “longest part” of the process because of interviews, lab work and reporting.

Nelson said she was told state police are still waiting on eight reports, including DNA from the evening of the incident and the medical examiner’s findings. Police expect that reporting should be completed by the second week of December, Nelson said. She promised to provide more updates as information becomes available.

“Our thoughts and our prayers continue to be with Madeline Miller’s family, the responding officers and all who have been impacted by the July 10 tragedy,” Nelson said.

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