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Man convicted in ‘08 death of Sauk Village girl, 15

Timothy Easley  |  Cook County Sheriff's Police photo

Timothy Easley | Cook County Sheriff's Police photo

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Updated: January 10, 2013 1:59AM



A man has been convicted in the death of a 15-year-old girl who was found dead in a creek in the Sauk Village in 2008.

Timothy N. Easley, 22, was convicted of the murder of Brashai Griffin, 15, who was found dead in a creek in Sauk Village in April 2008, according to a release from the Sauk Village Police Department.

Easley, of Sauk Village, was 18 at the time he was charged in September 2008, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault.

Griffin’s body was discovered face-down in a creek near 223rd Street and Torrence Avenue in Sauk Village on April 4, 2008. An autopsy determined she had been strangled.

The Sauk Village teenager, nicknamed “Shay-Shay” by family and friends, was reported missing a day earlier, Sauk Village police said.

Friends and family described the girl as an honor student who aspired to be a fashion designer and was active in her church, Homewood’s South Suburban Church of God.

A sentencing hearing for Easley is scheduled for Jan. 30, at the Markham Courthouse, according to police.



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