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Reward for information leading to Indian Head Park teen murderer increased

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The reward for any information that leads to the person or persons who murdered 14-year-old Indiana Head Park area teen Kelli O’Laughlin has now been increased to $20,000.

The murder has caught the attention even of a town considered as tough and crime-hardened as Chicago. The bright and smiling photos of O’Laughlin has been all over the media as the tale of how the 14-year-old was brutally stabbed to death in her home has come to light. Now, communities around Chicago have leapt into action, increasing the reward to bring her killer to justice.

According to Chicago media reports, it is believed that O’Laughlin was killed when she surprised a burglar. The incident happened last Thursday when the body of O’Laughlin was found stabbed to death in her home.

The donations to increase the amount of the reward have come from anonymous donors. The police in Indian Head Park said that they did have one person in custody by Saturday night, but would not say if that person was considered a suspect or just a possible witness. Right now, the police will only confirm that he was a suspect in a series of burglaries and break-ins in the Indian Head Park area over the last several weeks.

Police are saying that only one thing appears to have been stolen from the home. Police released photos of a collection of gold coins. They have also alerted local pawn shops that someone might be trying to pawn the collection.

There is a description of the possible suspect that police have distributed. It is of a black man about 5’8” or 5’9”. He is described as between the ages of 25 to 35, of medium build and was wearing a dark hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Indian Head Park police. They can be reached at 708-246-4534.

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