Gehovani Gomez charged with drug-induced homicide of Crystal Villegas in Kane County


A 22-year-old alleged heroin dealer already in custody in Cook County on unrelated charges has been charged in Kane County in the overdose death of a 30-year-old woman.

Gehovani Gomez, of Elgin, is charged with a felony count of drug-induced homicide in the Sept. 6, 2018, death of Crystal Villegas of West Dundee, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

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Gehovani Gomez
Kane County state’s attorney’s office

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Earlier that day, Villegas used heroin she allegedly bought from Gomez, overdosed and then died, prosecutors said. An autopsy found she died of heroin and fentanyl intoxication.

A Kane County judge ordered Gomez held on a $500,000 bail, prosecutors said.

Gomez has been in custody since September 2018 in Cook County on unrelated armed robbery charges, according to court records.

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His first court date in Kane County has not been determined, prosecutors said.