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Suspect in custody in case of strangled Schaumburg woman

21 April 2017

Mejia-Maya was a neighbor of Thrasher's and fled to Florida after the killing, police said.

Officers went to the apartment Sunday in the 2600 block of Clipper Drive to check on Tiffany Thrasher, and found her body inside, according to Schaumburg Police. She had failed to show up for Easter church services on Sunday, and members of the congregation had become anxious.

Police believe Mejia-Maya allegedly entered Thrasher's ground-floor apartment through an unlocked window.

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A person is in custody in connection with the the strangulation of a 33-year-old woman whose body was found on Sunday in a northwest suburban Schaumburg apartment.

Bulmaro Mejia-Maya is charged with first-degree murder, home invasion and sexual assault. US Marshals took him into custody Wednesday in Jacksonville after detectives contacted the federal agency about Mejia-Maya's whereabouts, the report added. "The detectives are still working with the Cook County States Attorney Office on this case", police said in an advisory sent Wednesday evening. Police believe Thrasher was sexually assaulted before she was strangled.

Police say as of now they unaware of the motive or if there is any relationship between the two individuals and are considering the incident to be random. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Thrasher's family with funeral expenses.

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"We know her soul has found eternal peace but she deserves to be honored in this transition", she wrote on the site.

So far, the fundraising campaign has earned more than $7,700 toward a goal of $9,200. "It's a personal loss to each of us". "Tiffany was a loving, happy young lady whom had overcome so much in her life".

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