Thursday, July 10, 2014

PROGRESS: Medical Examiner Rules April Death of Jacob Klepacz Was Homicide

An informational flier distributed by friends and family of Jacob Klepacz
is secured to a light pole outside of Dugout sports bar in Wrigleyville.
Klepacz is believed to have spent some of his final hours
at Dugout, drinking with apparent strangers.
The death of Jacob Klepacz, who was found severely beaten in Lincoln Park after having drinks with apparent strangers in Wrigleyville early on April 28th, has been ruled a homicide.

For more than 10 weeks, Klepacz's friends and family struggled with the Chicago Police Department's classification of his case as a "death investigation." That changed yesterday when the Cook County Medical Examiner ruled that Klepacz died in a blunt force trauma homicide. Motive: apparent robbery.

Days after Jacob's death, detectives attended a neighborhood CAPS meeting where they cryptically stated that their investigation was "moving in the right direction" but that they were waiting for "science."

Let's hope that the science is in and the justice can begin.

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