Press Release

June 5, 2015

 

Frankfort Township man guilty of murdering woman, concealing homicide

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow announced that a Frankfort Township man has been found guilty of the 2009 murder of a woman inside his home.

 

Circuit Judge David Carlson on Friday found Brian Trainauskas, 40, guilty of two counts of murder and one count of concealing a homicide after hearing testimony during a bench trial. Judge Carlson is scheduled to sentence the defendant on Aug. 13. Trainauskas faces 45 years to life in prison.

 

Trainauskas was found guilty of using a Mossberg shotgun to kill Monica Timar in the basement bathroom of his Frankfort Township home in the 20800 block of South Acorn Ridge on Jan. 21, 2009. Her body was found in the trunk of her Ford Mustang on Jan. 23, 2009, two days after she was reported missing. She had been shot in the back of the head and was wrapped in a comforter.

 

Testimony and evidence presented during the trial revealed that Trainauskas attempted to clean the room where he shot Timar and had painted the walls. The victim’s blood was found inside the defendant’s house, and her blood was found on the barrel of the shotgun that was used to kill her. In addition, a witness spotted Trainauskas walking from the vicinity of where he abandoned the victim’s Mustang on the day she was murdered.

 

“Brian Trainauskas gunned down a woman in cold blood inside his home and then attempted to cover up his brutal crime,” said State’s Attorney Glasgow. “This was a vicious assassination that will put this dangerous killer behind bars for a minimum of 45 years.”

 

The State’s Attorney thanked his prosecutors, Dan Walsh and Elizabeth Domagalla, for excellent trial work that secured an important conviction. He also credited Will County Sheriff’s Department detectives for their first-rate investigation.


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