Skip to main content

Alma Mendez

Cold Case File: Alma Mendez

Name: Alma Mendez
Date of Crime: October 30th, 2007
Gender: Female
Race: Hispanic
Age: 37
Location: Sauk Trail Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve 3028 Forest Preserve Dr Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Information: The body of Alma Mendez was discovered in the water of the Sauk Trail Lake on October 30th 2007. The victim had suffered multiple injuries and her death was ruled a homicide. The victim was an avid runner who ran in the forest preserves on a daily basis. The victim would usually run in the early morning hours but ran later in the day on October 28th, 2007, the day the family reported her missing. The victim was last seen on the path area in the forest preserve. The victim's vehicle was also located at the forest preserve.


Anyone with information relative to this case is urged to contact the Cook County Sheriff's Police Cold Case Unit at: (708) 865-4549 or by email at: All calls are considered confidential. *** A reward is offered through Cook County Crime Stoppers *** Or submit your information electronically using this form:


Recent Press Releases