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Community raised  $150,000 for a reward to catch Rogers Park killer

Community raised $150,000 for a reward to catch Rogers Park killer

In an attempt to catch a suspect who’s responsible for slaying of two people in Rogers Park in late September, the community raised the reward to $150,000, which is the largest amount ever raised solely from the community donations.

Two men, 73-year-old Willard Douglass Watts and 24-year-old Eliyahu Moscowitz, were killed in two separate attacks.  Same gun was used in both murders, commited within 36 hours of each other in late September. 

Despite the 40 detectives assigned to the case, the police have yet to identify the suspect. According to the superintendent Eddie Johnson, the police have received around 430 independent leads so far.

The video of the suspect is available on our website at mychinews.com/crime. CPD encourages anyone who might recognize the man in the video, saw anything around the times of the shootings or has surveillance video of the perpetrator to call 312-744-8200 or submit an anonymous tip online at cpdtip.com.