The 1981 Murder of Deaf and Mute Teenager Dawn Niles

Southtown Star, March 6, 2008

Dawn Niles was born deaf and mute in 1965. By 1981, she had grown into a beautiful, happy, and feisty 15-year-old.

She resided with her family at 1012 Newberry Avenue in La Grange Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.

Dawn attended the hearing impaired program at Hinsdale High School in nearby Darien, a member of the school’s Deaf Drama Club.

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