Investigation Continues Into Local Woman's Fabricated Stabbing Story
The Kendall County State's Attorney's Office is saying little, citing a pending investigation.
Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis isn't saying whether he'll pursue charges against an Oswego Township woman who the Sheriff's Office says made up a story of being stabbed by an intruder to her home.
“We have not competed a review of the investigation yet," Weis said.
Declining to say what specifically is being reviewed, citing a pending investigation, Weis could not be pinned down on a timeline for any possible charges.
Kendall County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Oswego Township home in the first block of Frontier Trail at about 11:30 a.m. May 23 for a report of a 57-year-old woman who had been stabbed.
The woman told deputies that a tall, black man in his late 30s with short hair and wearing a black T-shirt came to her door trying to sell her something, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The woman said the man stabbed her in the chest with a knife and pushed her down in the doorway of the home. The offender then left the scene on foot, she said.
The woman was rushed to Rush-Copley Medical Center by Oswego Fire Protection District personnel with non-life-threatening injuries and released the same day.
Based on their investigation, the Sheriff's Office concluded this week that the woman had fabricated the story of an attacker and might have actually cut herself while use a paring knife in her kitchen.