UPDATED: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at 4:47 p.m.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged Nestor Soto, 38, of Forest Park with one count of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Ivens Soto on Sept. 20.
Forest Park police issued a brief press release on Friday announcing the arrest. Nestor Soto is scheduled to appear in bond court in Chicago on Sept. 23. Police released no other details regarding the murder or how or when Nestor Soto was arrested.
Forest Park police did not immediately respond to calls seeking further information.
Police discovered Ivens Soto’s body inside a house in the 7700 block of Adams Street, which is owned by Nestor Soto and his wife.
And a DNAinfo article from July identifies Nestor Soto as the owner and chef of The Whistle Pig, a barbecue restaurant in Chicago. Nestor Soto’s Facebook page features a photo of the exterior of The Whistle Pig, which opened in July.
Ivens Soto’s profile on Facebook identifies him as a flight attendant for American Airlines.
It’s unclear at this time how or if Ivens and Nestor Soto are related.
UPDATED: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Forest Park police have confirmed that a man found dead inside a home in the 7700 block of Adams Street on Wednesday afternoon was murdered, and detectives are conducting an active homicide investigation.
Police responded to the home at about 1:50 p.m. on Sept. 20 and discovered the body of 25-year-old Ivens Soto inside. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that Soto died from “multiple stab and incised wounds.” According to a Forest Park Police Department press release, police do not believe the incident was random, but they provided no other information regarding the investigation.
Detectives from the West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force have cordoned off a home in the 7700 block of Adams Street in Forest Park with police tape, and Forest Park Deputy Police Chief Michael Keating has confirmed that police are conducting a “death investigation” at the home.
The police task force, also known as WESTAF, handles homicide and kidnapping investigations for member departments. Police have been at the scene since about mid-afternoon.
Keating said the person who died was a male, but declined to provide any other information regarding the circumstances of his death, or what police were investigating. The body will be turned over to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, which will conduct an autopsy on Thursday, Keating said.
This story will be updated as more information is available.