Updated: Aug 16
Three people have been charged in Jennifer Underhill's murder. Jennifer was found murdered outside of a Romeoville warehouse July 25, 2018, lying in the grass on the 1800 block of Normantown Road. The report stated that the Romeoville police were responding to reports of a semi-truck down with broken windows about 1:30 AM. The owner of the truck reported the damage was a result of a domestic dispute. Officers searching the area located Jennifer's body.
Jennifer was allegedly dating Hooper's brother. Hooper is listed as a 'disabled adult'. Parker was his guardian in 2011. Hooper's record includes two prior domestic battery charges in 2008, both charges were dropped. The same year included orders of protection against him.
George L Hooper, 34 of the 21000 block of West Joyce Court has been charged with two counts of First-Degree Murder, Felon Possession/Use of a Firearm on Parole, and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. Hooper is being held on a $5 Million Bond ($250K).
Rose M Parker, 57 of the same address is charged with two counts of obstructing justice.
Amanda J Weck, 33 was charged in Jennifer's murder with reckless discharge of a firearm. She too lives at the same residence. Her bond is set at $100,000.
Parker allegedly drove a weapon to Madison County and lied to the police and knowingly gave them wrong contact information to Hooper. Parker was allegedly a witness to Jennifer's murder.
Weck allegedly discharged a firearm into the air while standing next to Hooper, according to court documents, and that the gun discharged endangered the bodily safety of a 32-year-old man, also living at the same residence.
The autopsy revealed that Jennifer died of multiple blunt-force trauma caused by an assault.
George Hooper (34) Case# 2018CF001435
2 Counts of Murder
Armed Habitual Criminal
Felony Possession / Use of a Firearm on Parole
Felony Possession of weapon/ 2nd +
Court delays continue for both defendants as of August 2022 with no Trial dates in sight.
Amanda Weck Case#2018CF001430
Aggravated UUW/Loaded/No Foid Card
Aggravated UUW/Vehicle/ CM Violation
Jennifer L. Underhill
March 25, 1976 - July 23, 2018
Jennifer Lynn Underhill, 42, went home to her dear Lord and Savior on Monday, July 23, 2018 in Romeoville, IL. Jennifer was born on March 25, 1976 to Marvin and Janet Underhill in Rochelle. She is preceded in death by her father, Marvin; step father, Don Taylor and grandparents: Jessie, Lester and Cecil. Jennifer is survived by her two children: Michael and Desirae Turner; her mother, Janet Taylor; step mother, Becky Suton; sister, Tonia Underhill-Madsen all of Rochelle; brother, Billy (Erin) Underhill of Dale, IN; three step siblings: Christian Kinnear of Dale, IN, Shane Taylor of Sterling,IL and Deanna Reynolds of Poplar Grove, IL; two grandchildren: Jessilynn Mendez and Joshua Cruz and many aunts, uncles and cousins. The visitation will be held from 11:00 - 1:00, Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St., Rochelle. The funeral service will follow at 1:00. Burial will be at Trinity Memory Gardens in Rochelle. A memorial will be established. Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book.