A 56-year-old River Grove woman has been charged with first-degree murder after her boyfriend was found dead Thursday night (Sept. 6, 2018) in the parking lot of Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
According to a release from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, Kathleen Vulpitta, 56, of River Grove is charged with running over her boyfriend, 61-year-old Earl K. Hagen of Plainfield.
Vulpitta’s bail was set at $2 million. Her next court date is Oct. 1.
Reports said Vulpitta and Hagen had been staying at the resort. Prosecutors say Vulpitta used Hagen’s vehicle to drive over him.
St. Charles police conducted the death investigation along with the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force and through cooperation with the DuPage State’s Attorney’s Office.
According to an earlier St. Charles Police Department news release, police and fire units were dispatched at around 9:20 p.m. Thursday to the Pheasant Run parking lot for the report of an unconscious, unresponsive person.
Upon arrival, an adult male later identified as Hagen was found in the parking lot.
“Hagen was found to be deceased with some apparent injuries to his upper body, indicating that Hagen may have been struck by a vehicle,” St. Charles Police Department Deputy Chief E. Mahan said in the news release.
SOURCE: St. Charles Police Department news release, DuPage State’s Attorney’s Office, media reports