Solve the Robbie Silva Case

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CASA

Chicago, IL

#1 Dec 1, 2012
On Dec 1st 2005, 11 year old Robbie Silva was murdered in in a hit-and-run incident on Packard Drive in Blue Island. The person who killed him was never arrested and still walks free. In fact, the family has been told that a person in BI actually bragged around town that he got away with murder.

On the 7th anniversary of Robbie's death we want this case to be solved. There is no reason for this case not to be investigated and if BIPD will not do it, then the cold case unit from the IL State Police should be called in to investigate and solve this crime.
Last spring, this case was reopened and then promptly shut down.
Beth Anne Thomas and her family deserve better and so do the people of BI. This year, let's solve the Robbie Silva case.
Thank you

Midlothian, IL

#2 Dec 1, 2012
Has there been any new leads? What was witnessed at the time he slid out into the street while sledding? Did any adults that were there see anything? Who told the family and who was it that was bragging that he got away with the accident? The more info' you post the more help we can give in solving the case.
CASA

Chicago, IL

#3 Dec 1, 2012
Just out of curiosity and no disrespect meant...but what the Hell was the kid doing sledding onto an active thoroughfare?
That's like spinning the chamber of a revolver with 1 bullet in the chamber...you are bound to pull the trigger on the live round.
Hand the Case Off

Chicago, IL

#4 Dec 1, 2012
Fresh eyes and a different unit that will track down leads has the potential to solve the case, why not do it?
2nd Ward Resident

United States

#5 Dec 1, 2012
CASA wrote:
Just out of curiosity and no disrespect meant...but what the Hell was the kid doing sledding onto an active thoroughfare?
That's like spinning the chamber of a revolver with 1 bullet in the chamber...you are bound to pull the trigger on the live round.
I'm sure as a child you did things that adults thought were stupid or not appropriate...that being said, the person that hit Robbie was an adult and knows right from wrong. They should have done the right thing and taken responsibility for what they did so the family could have closure.
wrong

Chicago, IL

#6 Dec 2, 2012
There never gonna solve it y cuz there. To buzzy eatin donuts nd gettin fat
resident

Robbins, IL

#7 Dec 3, 2012
The police from the start didn't aggresively go and try to get the leads and solve this crime. If this would of been a family member of a elected official this would of been solved already!
CASA

Chicago, IL

#8 Dec 3, 2012
2nd Ward Resident wrote:
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I'm sure as a child you did things that adults thought were stupid or not appropriate...that being said, the person that hit Robbie was an adult and knows right from wrong. They should have done the right thing and taken responsibility for what they did so the family could have closure.
Sorry to say i did do stupid things in my youth but my father was a responsible & loving parent that was quite aware of what I and my siblings were up to all the time. AND we had neighbors who kept an eye on us too. i sense a lack of parental supervision and community care in this situation. Lets not absolve them of the guilt either. Too much of that has been going on far too long in this town.
really?

Alsip, IL

#9 Dec 3, 2012
resident wrote:
The police from the start didn't aggresively go and try to get the leads and solve this crime. If this would of been a family member of a elected official this would of been solved already!
Ok, and what exactly do you know about what the police have done? Give me a list of the people they spoke to and the vehicles they checked out. Do you have that list?? Did you help in the case?? A child died. I'm sure the police did and will do everything they can. Some cases just don't get solved. Just because more and more people DEMAND that a case get solved, doesn't make evidence just magically appear. Look at the Lane Bryant murder case. That's not solved. I suppose it's just because the police are holding out on making the arrest because the victims aren't related to the mayor because apparently police just solve cases that they have family ties to. You are a freakin idiot!!
rumor

Alsip, IL

#10 Dec 3, 2012
One rumor that I heard, was that the police never solved it, because it was a cop driving the truck. The police have a white pickup truck that they use. I think that Chief Hoglund Used to drive it. I don't know if it was him but if it was, I'm sure it would be "unsolved". Just something I heard a long time ago.
CASA

Chicago, IL

#11 Dec 3, 2012
[QUOTE who="really?"]<qu oted text>
Ok, and what exactly do you know about what the police have done? Give me a list of the people they spoke to and the vehicles they checked out. Do you have that list?? Did you help in the case?? A child died. I'm sure the police did and will do everything they can. Some cases just don't get solved. Just because more and more people DEMAND that a case get solved, doesn't make evidence just magically appear. Look at the Lane Bryant murder case. That's not solved. I suppose it's just because the police are holding out on making the arrest because the victims aren't related to the mayor because apparently police just solve cases that they have family ties to. You are a freakin idiot!![/QUOTE]

If the BIPD believes they have reached a complete block on this case;then they have the obligation to turn the case over to the IL
State Police cold case unit.
Dear Really

Chicago, IL

#14 Dec 3, 2012
[QUOTE who="Really??"]<q uoted text>
And where do you get your info from? Why would BIPD hand over a case to ISP, just because it hasn't been solved? As if the ISP have nothing better to do then take all police department's cold cases. If they are "Obligated" to do that, why hasn't the family filed a lawsuit against BIPD for NOT doing that? I think you watch too many CSI shows... When the police can't solve a crime, they suspect a cover up or some other stupid conspiracy. No one ever thinks about all the cases that DO get solved and the people that actually DO get arrested.
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You really should get yourself to a city council meeting, because if you did you would know the youth's mother has made several requests to the mayor, who in turn stated; he "would look into it."
Really??

United States

#15 Dec 3, 2012
Dear Really wrote:
[QUOTE who="Really??"]<q uoted text>
And where do you get your info from? Why would BIPD hand over a case to ISP, just because it hasn't been solved? As if the ISP have nothing better to do then take all police department's cold cases. If they are "Obligated" to do that, why hasn't the family filed a lawsuit against BIPD for NOT doing that? I think you watch too many CSI shows... When the police can't solve a crime, they suspect a cover up or some other stupid conspiracy. No one ever thinks about all the cases that DO get solved and the people that actually DO get arrested.
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You really should get yourself to a city council meeting, because if you did you would know the youth's mother has made several requests to the mayor, who in turn stated; he "would look into it."
What's there to look into? Apparently CASA already KNOWS that when a case goes unsolved, that the PD is "obligated" to turn it over to the ISP cold case division. Or is the truth, CASA really doesn't know what he/she is talking about and just wants to make a conspiracy? Which is it?
Dear Really

Chicago, IL

#16 Dec 3, 2012
[QUOTE who="Really??"]<q uoted text>
What's there to look into? Apparently CASA already KNOWS that when a case goes unsolved, that the PD is "obligated" to turn it over to the ISP cold case division. Or is the truth, CASA really doesn't know what he/she is talking about and just wants to make a conspiracy? Which is it?
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The mayor really told, the youth's mother he would look into it at a recent city council meeting.
Really??

United States

#17 Dec 3, 2012
Dear Really wrote:
[QUOTE who="Really??"]<q uoted text>
What's there to look into? Apparently CASA already KNOWS that when a case goes unsolved, that the PD is "obligated" to turn it over to the ISP cold case division. Or is the truth, CASA really doesn't know what he/she is talking about and just wants to make a conspiracy? Which is it?
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The mayor really told, the youth's mother he would look into it at a recent city council meeting.
Nevermind, you obviously are missing my point.
CASA

Chicago, IL

#18 Dec 3, 2012
Don Peloquin should keep his word to Beth Anne Thomas and get this case properly re-opened or have it turned over to the IL State Police.

It is illegal and immoral to run someone over in the street and then drive off. That is exactly what happened to Robbie Silva and there is no justfication for doing something like this. A crime had been committed and let's get justice for our community and Robbie's family.
Really??

Alsip, IL

#19 Dec 3, 2012
CASA wrote:
Don Peloquin should keep his word to Beth Anne Thomas and get this case properly re-opened or have it turned over to the IL State Police.

It is illegal and immoral to run someone over in the street and then drive off. That is exactly what happened to Robbie Silva and there is no justfication for doing something like this. A crime had been committed and let's get justice for our community and Robbie's family.
Wow CASA! You are a moron. Ok, let's break this down...
"Don should keep his word and get the case reopened" you think Don is the one that reopens cases? As if the detectives close a case and then have to wait for the mayor to reopen it. Turning over to the ISP "cold case unit". Again, you think that a case HAS. To get turned over because it is unsolved? And if it did, you think the mayor makes that call?
"It is illegal and immoral to run someone over and drive away". IS IT??? Holy crap!!! No $%!#. "No justification for doing that"... See my last comment. "Let's get justice..." Again, just because a city demands justice, isn't going to make evidence and a suspect appear. Like I mentioned before, using that logic, the city of Tinley Park should just demand that the PD gets justice for the 5 women that were shot execution style in the back of their heads. Then we should demand justice for Stacy Peterson. You don't know your ass from a hole in the ground. Stop talking you whack job. You are being unrealistic! Some day the case may get solved. It may never get solved. Only time will tell.
BlueIslandSkepti c

Chicago, IL

#20 Dec 4, 2012
[QUOTE who="Really??"]<q uoted text>
Wow CASA! You are a moron. Ok, let's break this down...
"Don should keep his word and get the case reopened" you think Don is the one that reopens cases? As if the detectives close a case and then have to wait for the mayor to reopen it. Turning over to the ISP "cold case unit". Again, you think that a case HAS. To get turned over because it is unsolved? And if it did, you think the mayor makes that call?
"It is illegal and immoral to run someone over and drive away". IS IT??? Holy crap!!! No $%!#. "No justification for doing that"... See my last comment. "Let's get justice..." Again, just because a city demands justice, isn't going to make evidence and a suspect appear. Like I mentioned before, using that logic, the city of Tinley Park should just demand that the PD gets justice for the 5 women that were shot execution style in the back of their heads. Then we should demand justice for Stacy Peterson. You don't know your ass from a hole in the ground. Stop talking you whack job. You are being unrealistic! Some day the case may get solved. It may never get solved. Only time will tell.
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Thank you! CASA has a problem with a logical explanation. Hell, tp think about it..CASA has not been a Hispanic Advocacy group for some time! In fact there isn't a Hispanic in the outfit anymore. it's just a vehicle for some Anglo woman's ego driven attempt to feel worthwhile. And I got this from an original CASA member who feels this lady has driven it to the ground and castrated the outfit of all legitimacy. i wouldn't pay much attention to CASA these days.
Joker

Manhattan, IL

#21 Dec 4, 2012
What do you expect when you live in Blue Island... It is a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. I would bet it was an unlicensed driver who fled the scene.

Where were Robbie's parents?

The BIPD are not required to turn over any case that has gone cold to the ISP.
CASA

Oak Forest, IL

#22 Dec 4, 2012
"Castrated?" My Goodness!!

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