Jul 26, 2014

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.”

Don’t miss updates from Patch!