Monday, May 12, 2014

KLEPACZ CASE: Cops Offer Nothing At Community Meeting; "Extremely Concerning"

Friends and family of Jacob Klepacz distributed
this flier on Saturday. A PDF of the flyer is
available on our Google Drive.
UPDATE: DNAInfo Chicago has a report on the CAPS meeting.
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The police department offered an update on the investigation into the death of Jacob Klepacz, who died after being found with severe head trauma at 1530 W. Fullerton late last month. Klepacz had been drinking at Wrigleyville's Dugout Sports Bar with three men he reportedly met on the Red Line the night he died. One of those men later called 911 to report that Jacob had been "jumped on."

According to a post on Everyblock, though, tonight's CAPS meeting "update" was not encouraging:
...Jessica Jones of CPD offered absolutely no new details regarding Jacob's investigation other than they have some leads; nothing further was disclosed. While I understand the sensitivity of an on-going investigation, it's extremely concerning that justice has yet to be served in this case. Unless pressure is continuously placed on elected officials and CPD, nothing gets done, and we as concerned citizens continue to be victimized.
A couple of days after Klepacz's death, the alderman for the area where he was found put uneasy minds to rest in an email stating "this was not a random attack…the victim met up with the possible offenders elsewhere in the City before coming to the Fullerton location."

As another Everyblock reader points out, that claim is looking strained:
...We all have to question now the alderman's two week old statement that this was not random and the victim met the offenders elsewhere. If that were the case, this would have been mopped up days ago. I think its looking very random and they are trying to down play the incident.
We have uploaded a PDF of the information flyer that Klepacz' friends and family distributed in Wrigleyville and Lincoln Park on Saturday. Feel free to print out some copies for posting.
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