Police have issued a highly-disturbing update in the murder of Ashley Tucker. Tucker, a 25-year-old from Joliet, went missing earlier this month. Her badly-burned body was found in a barrel.
Police now say they have a person of interest in the case: Peter Zabala. Zabala is a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sex abuse of a 14-year-old victim in 2007. Last month he was charged with four counts of domestic battery. Zabala was released on bond just days before Tucker disappeared.
Zabala is currently being held without bond for violating terms of sex offender registry.