Three indicted in death of Elburn resident

By on January 30, 2009

A Kane County grand jury on Jan. 13 indicted three people in connection with the 2007 death of an Elburn man who was found in a west side Chicago alley.

The grand jury indicted:
• Jordan D. Billek, 18, of the 8N block of Grand Arbor Lane, Maple Park, on one count of obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony
• Lindsey Parker, 23, of the 4000 block of Royal Fox Drive, St. Charles, on one count of obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony
• Nathan L. Green, 22, of the 20900 block of Oak Lane, Maple Park, on one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony, and one count of obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony

After the indictment, a judge issued warrants for the arrest of Billek, Parker and Green, and set Billek’s bail at $20,000, Parker’s bail at $5,000 and Green’s bail at $100,000.

On Jan. 21, Billek surrendered at the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, posted $2,000 bond, and was processed at the St. Charles Police Department and released. His initial court appearance was set for 9 a.m. Feb. 10, in Courtroom 305 in front of Associate Judge Allen M. Anderson.

On Thursday, Jan. 22, Green was taken into custody by Kane County Sheriff’s deputies in Chicago. He was held overnight at the St. Charles Police Department and appeared for bond call the following morning. His initial court appearance was set for 9 a.m., Jan. 30, in Courtroom 305 in front of Judge Gallagher. Green remains in custody at the Kane County Jail.

Parker surrendered to authorities at the St. Charles Police Department, posted $500 bond and was released. Her initial court appearance was set for 9 a.m. Jan. 30, in Courtroom 305 in front of Judge Gallagher.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office alleges that the weekend of Dec. 14, 2007, Billek, Parker, Green and 17-year-old Michael York of Elburn were together at Parker’s St. Charles home. York injected heroin supplied by Green, and later lost consciousness and died.

In the mid morning hours of Dec. 16, Parker discovered York deceased in a guest bedroom. After Parker, Green and Billek discussed how to remove York’s body from Parker’s home, Billek and Green drove York to Chicago and abandoned his body in an alley on the city’s west side. No one called 911.

York’s body was discovered by a passerby, who called Chicago police. The autopsy was performed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Authorities were unable to determine a cause of death, which is why no one at this time has been directly charged with York’s death.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information should call St. Charles Police Sgt. Jerry Gatlin at the Department at (630) 443-3739.

The charges against Billek, Green and Parker are not proof of guilt. A defendant charged is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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