Man Turns In Cousin For 25-Year-Old Murder of Clarence Decker

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An Alton, Illinois, man believes he has reopened the 25-year-old homicide case of Clarence Decker by turning in one of his own relatives. Full Story

Camp Point, IL

#1 Oct 12, 2009
I would like to add that whoever did this took someone very special away from me. I was able to call Clarence Decker Grandpa for 6 years. Some of my fondest memories is that everytime I would visit I would set on his lap and he would give me silver dollars 1 for each year since I was born, I also loved the tire swing and getting to watch movies from the little room the movies were shot from and getting all the free popcorn and candy I could eat. I have wondered most of my life who would do this and why. Although I was only 6 when he was murdered these memories will stay with me forever. I hope justice can finally be served!


#2 Jan 6, 2010
if you read this again. Hi cousin. Uncle Clarence was special to me also. he treat me and my 3 brothers with lots of fun in our lives. I was blessed to have him for almost 30yrs in my life. My uncle was one of the state cops would tried so hard for my mother's sake to solve this crime, as to who killed her uncle. he was one of the good guys in my life and I loved him very much. My great-uncle deserves justice for his life. my prays and hope goes with the police to end this and justice for my uncle.

Tokyo, Japan

#3 Jan 12, 2010
I heard that one of the problems that the investigators had trying to interview people was that he wasn't an easy guy to work for and he made a lot of people mad at him through the years. I won't use the word I've heard people call him but everyone is painting a rosy picture of Mr. Decker. I do admit that killing his was very, very wrong...but when you're a business man, you tend to make alot of people happy.....AND unhappy!
I do hope justice is served here.

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