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Man charged with stabbing girlfriend to death before dumping body in Thatcher Woods

Justino Correa. Photo/Chicago Police
Justino Correa. Photo/Chicago Police

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A Chicago man has been charged with the stabbing death of his girlfriend, whose body was discovered Thursday, stuffed inside a plastic bin in a west suburban forest preserve.

Justino Correa, 19, was charged with first-degree murder and attempting to conceal the homicide, Chicago Police announced late Friday.

Jasmin Salas, 20, was stabbed multiple times in the 1000 block of North Richmond.

Police said Correa, of the 1000 block of North Richmond, had an argument with his 20-year-old girlfriend that turned violent.

After stabbing the woman to death, Correa allegedly stuffed the 20-year-old into the plastic bin and dropped her body off in the River Forest wooded area near the 8100 block of West Chicago Avenue, police said.

Salas, of the 800 block of North Richmond, died of multiple stab and incised wounds, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said Correa admitted to killing his girlfriend when he was questioned by detectives.

He is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday.

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