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There are 153 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 6, 2008, titled Tinley Park survivor's letter released; sketch of suspect expec.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Tinley Park police Wednesday released a letter from the sole survivor of the quintuple slaying at a Lane Bryant clothing store, modified their description of the gunman and said an artist's sketch of him would ...

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So Sorry

Houston, TX

#1 Feb 6, 2008
My heart goes out to all the families.

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 6, 2008
Indeed, my heart goes out to all the families for their tremendous losses but also to the survivor who must live with the memory of this unspeakable tragedy for the rest of her life. May God get her through it.

Raleigh, NC

#3 Feb 6, 2008
Hope someone recognizes this dirtbag.

Melrose Park, IL

#4 Feb 6, 2008
This was such a sence less crime. I hope this nut get's caught soon. With the description of the man someone know's something. Please do the right and spiritual thing and call the police. Also there is a reward for this creep.This could have been anyone of us.

United States

#5 Feb 6, 2008
Rest assured you sick pathetic excuse for a human being, the police are on it and you will be caught.
Very Sad

Hinsdale, IL

#6 Feb 6, 2008
I sure hope they have reviewed tapes at local gas stations and at the Super Target next door. Maybe he bought his duct tape at Target.

Monmouth Junction, NJ

#8 Feb 6, 2008
WHAT has taken so long in releasing a sketch??

I understand the survivor is traumatized, but this should have come out MUCH sooner. WHY was there such a delay?

Chicago, IL

#9 Feb 6, 2008
Too bad one of these six unfortunate women did not have a weapon of their own, with which to have had a fighting chance to defend themselves and the other poor women. Thank you gun control.

Chicago, IL

#10 Feb 6, 2008
Hiding behind a firearm is the definition of cowardice...How could you shoot another person, someone's mother/sister/aunt/cousin/wife , who was completely innocent?

Willow Springs, IL

#11 Feb 6, 2008
There's little doubt someone KNOWS who did this (other than the animal himself), because specifics in his description, along with how he must have arrived somewhere disheveled, bloody, acting nervous, etc.

That person absolutely MUST turn him in. My co-worker and the other four brave women who he slaughtered need him brought to justice (dead or alive is fine, I'd say). I also believe the sixth victim/witness survived as God's way of seeing that he does not go free. She is literally the instrument of the wrath of God this creature will experience soon.
disappointed in Tribune

United States

#12 Feb 6, 2008
Stacy St. Clair's comments were insensitive. She reminded me of a spokesperson for a cheap and desperate tabloid, not the Chicago Tribune. Also, was she picked for video commentary just because she herself is a plus-sized woman? That would be pretty unfortunate since her comments are nothing but a disservice to the victims and their families.
Think First

United States

#13 Feb 6, 2008
With the killer still at large, the media should not be showing the home of the survivor in any reports. In one article, the story included the name of her neighbor. It would not be difficult to Google the name and find the neighbor's address and go from there. All I ask is that the media think about their actions.
Robert from IL

Buffalo Grove, IL

#14 Feb 6, 2008
May God comfort the victim's families during this dark hour. May he also help the lady who survived this heinous attack. She will have to live the rest of her life with the horrible memories of that day. How could someone just execute these wonderful women in cold blood? What a coward indeed. May God strike down this DEMON of a human being for his sins. This world that we live in is a scary place.
Pray for justice! Amen.

Norwalk, CT

#15 Feb 6, 2008
Tom wrote:
WHAT has taken so long in releasing a sketch??
I understand the survivor is traumatized, but this should have come out MUCH sooner. WHY was there such a delay?
Tom, maybe the survivor's condition made a sketch impossible. Cognitive, or visual injuries. Or maybe she was in and out of consciousness. The survivor's condition seems to be a closely-guarded secret.

May God bless them, and comfort their families.
Come on people

Chicago, IL

#16 Feb 6, 2008
No one knows this corn-row-hair-green-bead wearing slime? Not one person -- neighbor, relative, friend -- has been able to bring themselves to turn this guy in? I hope that's not the case and Tinley Park police are, at this moment, getting the details on where this guy lives or hangs out.
Dude - you are worse than worthless. Your contribution has been taking the lives of these beautiful women who had families, friends, jobs, dreams. You really ought to just go find a nice out-of-the-way but visible place to blow your head off. Save any further drain on society so we don't have to look at your @$$ on TV or pay for your food and shelter while you await the death sentence.
Dan - Illinois

Schaumburg, IL

#17 Feb 6, 2008
Can you image the surprise the cowardly thug who killed these defenseless women would have experienced had one or more of the victims been able to pull out a big old gun and return fire? It needs to be legal for good and peaceable citizens to be armed.
grand ave

Chicago, IL

#18 Feb 6, 2008
this is why we need a concealed weapon law in illinois

Chicago, IL

#19 Feb 6, 2008
Tom wrote:
WHAT has taken so long in releasing a sketch??
I understand the survivor is traumatized, but this should have come out MUCH sooner. WHY was there such a delay?
I know that typically the location of the internet service provider, not the actual location of the commentator, is displayed through this medium.

Tom, the police are playing their usual game. I don't know if you are here in Illinois, but this is typical. Especially, in the Lisa Stebic case where they had leads yet still asked people to join them searching on a Saturday afternoon. They have plenty of information but prefer that the poor saps with nothing better do to join their crusade. They ask for information but hesistate to provide. It's a ruse of sorts.

Granted, the Lane Bryant did not have any surveillance video, but a sketch could have been and should have been released hours after the massacare. Additionally, the police did not even initially confirm whether a would-be victim in fact survived.

I have more faith in 10 year-old boys playing "cops and robbers" then I do with the local law enforcement " authorities." This does not even begin to touch on the aspect of how many establishments turned over their own surveillance tapes to the police. And why nobody ever makes a stink about being forced to do so.

Lisle, IL

#20 Feb 6, 2008
I live in Tinley Park not far from the scene of the murders. I agree - it shouldn't take this long for a sketch of the murderer to be put out there. Even if the sketch isn't perfect, changes could be made and re-issued again. While I realize that the TP police have to be careful about releasing too much information so as not to compromise their investigation, a lot of us in the area felt and still feel that not enough information was releas1ed late Saturday so we at least had an idea of what the guy looked like. When I saw the helicopters hovering nearby, I decided not to go out for the evening out of fear.

“Love the City that Works!”

Since: Oct 07


#21 Feb 6, 2008
My condolences to the five families that lost their loved ones because of this horrific crime.

My sympathy is also extended to the lone survivor who has to live with the memories of this brutal crime.

The pain and anguish this crime has caused for so many people is unfathomable. I hope that the party responsible for creating the mayhem is caught soon and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

This is a crime that cries out for the death penalty. The punishment should be certain, swift, and severe.

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