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Woman charged with faking report about suspects in Fox Lake cop killing

Woman charged with faking report about suspects in Fox Lake cop killing

A Vernon Hills woman allegedly lied to authorities late Wednesday about spotting two suspects in the killing of a Fox Lake police lieutenant, causing a massive police search of cornfields near the border of Volo and Lakemoor that lasted for about five hours. About 9:20 p.m., Kristin B. Kiefer, 30, told police she was traveling northbound on Route 12 south of Route 120 in far north suburban Volo when she pulled to the side of the roadway because of car trouble, according to a statement from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after stopping on the side of the road, Kiefer reported she saw two men near a cornfield. She said the two suspects tried to enter her...

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