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Man charged in murder of woman found in Glen Ellyn park

A 40-year-old man was charged Tuesday with murdering a Wheaton woman who was found stabbed to death in a park in west suburban Glen Ellyn.

Myron D. Ester was charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Linda Valez, 33, the DuPage State’s Attorney’s office said Tuesday. He was scheduled to appear at a bond hearing Wednesday.

Valez’s body was found Saturday in a forested area of Panfish Park. Her body showed “obvious” signs of trauma, and there was evidence that she had been stabbed, authorities said.

Prosecutors did not disclose a motive for the attack.

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