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La Grange Police Get 4 Calls from People with Information on O'Laughlin Killer

Despite false alarms, 'keep calling, keep vigilant" says officer.

La Grange Police Get 4 Calls from People with Information on O'Laughlin Killer

received four reports Oct. 28 and 29 of a man possibly matching the the previous day in her Indian Head Park home when she came home and interrupted a burglary.

Police could not find the man in three of the calls, but did arrest Maurice Massey, 34, of Chicago on an aggravated battery, no-bond warrant, when he was seen entering the BEDS shelter at 20 N. Ashland Ave., at about 7:14 p.m. Oct. 28, and was described as matching the killer.

Indian Head Park of a "person of interest" in the slaying: a black male of dark complexion, 30-35 years old, between 5'8" and 5'9" and of medium build. He was seen in the Indian Head Park area wearing a dark hoodie and carrying a patterned backpack.

Also matching that description, according to callers, was a man wearing a backpack, a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans and riding north on Kensington Avenue at Ogden Avenue at about 3:39 p.m. Oct. 28; a man wearing a dark hoodie and walking on the south side of 47th Street from 10th Avenue at about 7:23 p.m. Oct. 28; and a male wearing a gray sweatshirt hoodie, baseball cap and backpack running west on Ogden Avenue from Burlington Avenue at about 5:27 p.m. Oct. 29. Police said the three, all described as African-American, were gone when they arrived.

Even though the three calls were false alarms, La Grange police investigator Ken Uher asked residents to, “keep calling, keep vigilant.”

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