Monday, February 11, 2008


Tinley Park police have released this sketch of the man suspected of fatally shooting five women in a Lane Bryant clothing store. (Courtesy)

The face of a mall killer
TINLEY PARK Cops release sketches of suspect as rites are held for 3 victims

February 10, 2008
CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporter/
Contributing: SouthtownStar reporters Stephanie Gehring and Carly A. Mullady

Tinley Park police Saturday released a composite sketch of the man believed to have shot five women to death at a Lane Bryant in the south suburb last weekend.

Police also announced they're evaluating "a very large quantity of evidence" from the crime scene, although they would not discuss what they've found in and around the store at the Brookside Marketplace mall.

Meanwhile Saturday, two of the women were laid to rest and a service was held for a third.

About 800 people packed the Word of Life Church in Crest Hill to remember store manager Rhoda McFarland, 42, of Joliet, an Air Force veteran, former Nicor Gas employee and outgoing youth pastor. Speakers stressed that McFarland should be remembered for how she lived, not how she died.


He is described as black, approximately 25 to 35 years old, 5-foot-9 to 6-feet and 200 to 230 pounds -- with a "husky build, broad shoulders, weight proportionate to height." He had three to five "puffy" cornrows pulled back toward the back of his head, and one braid hanging down next to his right ear with four light green beads on the end.

Also, police distributed fliers to people at the mall "who may have seen something" the morning of Feb. 2 because they frequent it only on weekends, Tinley Park police Cmdr. Rick Bruno said.
Anyone with information is asked to call (708) 444-5394, a 24-hour hotline. A $55,000 reward is offered.



Anonymous said...

Hola Chomp! Que pasa? I've been home all day trying to get over the flu. My pups have been here with me and they're good bedmates.


CHOMP said...

Howdy Morgan, Nice to hear from you. Donal was worried about you. Said that she had not seen you anywhere. The flu explains everything.

I've been down and out myself for a couple days.