Officials: Elgin man killed mom after being told his music was too loud, then dismembered body – Chicago Tribune

Angered after being told he was playing Jimi Hendrix music too loudly, an Elgin man allegedly killed his mother, dismembered her body and then disposed of the remains along Chicago’s lakefront in luggage and a duffel bag he had hurriedly purchased, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday.

Brian Peck, 55, on Tuesday afternoon was ordered held without bail after being charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of concealment of a homicidal death, authorities said. Cook County Judge Steven Goebel, at the Rolling Meadows courthouse, said Peck posed an extreme threat to the general public.

Testing is still underway to positively identify if a body found Saturday in a lagoon in Chicago’s Lincoln Park is that of Gail Peck, 76, police said. But authorities said there is enough evidence to charge Brian Peck. The mother and son lived together in a home in the 700 block of Littleton Trail in Elgin.

According to police and officials from the Cook County medical examiner’s office, the body parts found in duffel bags by a fisherman and divers at the Lincoln Park lagoon included only a torso and parts of two legs. The torso had back surgery scars, which were believed similar to those Gail Peck had. Brian Peck told authorities he also disposed part of the body at Montrose Harbor, where police were investigating on Tuesday.


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