Opening up the Valerie Percy files

From the Chicago Tribune: Last “Wednesday, a Cook County judge ordered Kenilworth officials to hand over some of the paperwork so she can determine whether the voluminous case file should be allowed to remain under wraps as the murder mystery enters its sixth decade.” Authorities now have a seven-day deadline to explain why they fear […]

Case of the Month: Barbara and Patricia Grimes

Case of the Month: Barbara and Patricia Grimes left their home on December 28, 1956, to watch the Elvis Presley movie “Love me tender” in a theater close to their Chicago home. They had $2.50 with them. Barbara Jeanne was 15 years old and her sister Patricia Kathleen was 13. They never returned home. The […]

Case of the Month: Deborah Lynn Rosencrans

Case of the Month: Deborah Lynn Rosencrans (March 9, 1961 – September 18, 1977). Deborah was both attracted and terrified of the city and longed for a quiet place filled with nice people. The city of Chicago was exciting but it also got on her nerves to the point of hospitalization. To help ease her […]