Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley and Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow are announcing that three counts of first-degree murder was filed today against Jeremy Boshears, age 32 of Coal City, in connection with the homicide of Kaitlyn Kearns.
Jeremy Boshears was charged yesterday, 11/18/17, with Concealment of a Homicidal Death in Kankakee County where his bond was set at $250,000. He must post $25,000 to secure his release on the Class 3 felony. Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office took custody of Boshears and he was transferred to the Kankakee County Detention Center where he still remains. Those charges were secured after Sheriff’s detectives located Kaitlyn’s body in her 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was parked inside a pole barn in Aroma Park Township in Kankakee County.
Will County Detectives continued working tirelessly this week in an attempt to bring closure to the Kearns family and to seek justice for Kaitlyn. Additional search warrants were obtained in reference to this investigation and further leads were developed. State’s Attorney James Glasgow and his team of prosecutors have been working closely with Sheriff’s detectives and a decision to file murder charges was made this afternoon after evidence gathered was reviewed in its entirety.
The three counts of first-degree murder allege that Boshears shot Kaitlyn Kearns in the head with a firearm on November 13th.
Will County Circuit Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes reviewed the murder case and signed an arrest warrant that included a $10 million bond (10% to apply). A court date has yet to be scheduled.
Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe has agreed it is appropriate to prosecute all charges in Will County. He has agreed to dismiss his charge so that a similar charge can be filed in Will County as part of the overall prosecution of this case.