Monday, December 11, 2006

Too Close to Home?

Isn't this in the neighborhood of a large number of exempt brass? And cops in general? And city workers of all stripes?
  • An autopsy showed Saturday a 23-year-old Southwest Side woman found in her bathtub was suffocated and strangled to death.
  • About 8 p.m. Friday the woman, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as 23-year-old Ursula Sakowska, was found in her bathtub in the 6100 block of South McVicker Avenue by either neighbors or friends
  • The woman, who reportedly was found with duct tape over her mouth, died from suffocation and strangulation, according to a medical examiner's office spokesman.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the bathtub was filled with milk and the victim was covered in Cheerios.

According to area detectives, they are looking for cereal killer.

12/10/2006 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

YEAH and no patrol in our neighborhood, especially at night!!!! While some murderer is still on the loose around here.

Nice to see the media swept this away, since I guess it was a white woman and no noteworthy news.

12/10/2006 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

In some parts this would be, CCEXP, non criminal, accidental death, auto erotic asphyxiation......

12/11/2006 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Garfield Ridge has been slowly going to shit and it's a shame. Just look at the grafitti popping up everywhere. Look at the gangbangers cruising around with their fucking music shaking the neigborhood. Parties full of thugs spilling into the street. But everyone is too busy on the east end dealing with joe and giving those non-tax paying motherfuckers service. God forbid somebody does any work on the west end. Probably to "slow" on that end. I mean, how will they get to tell stories about being the "real" police if they work that end of the district. It's bad enough there are only a handful of places in this fucked up city that a copper can live in relative peace and quiet, and Garfield Ridge is starting to drop off that list. Wonder if they will have an outdoor roll call over there, or saturate the area, probably not, leclair courts needs protection.

12/11/2006 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No gangs, guns or drugs involved. Not in DOC. Obviously not an important event.

Move along, nothing to see here.

12/11/2006 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'll post negative thoughts and pictures of come NOT about Leomemorial. She must think she looks fabulous and looking to turn this site into

12/11/2006 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dilligaf hit the nail on the head. Happens all the time in area 3

12/11/2006 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MMM, only one crime lab working that night and my buddy had gotten stuck working the scene with the forensic investigators. HIRE MORE POLICE OFFICERS!

12/11/2006 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is fat carroll he could careless down 811 some more jimmy how about phil? white girl is murdered no big deal huh!

12/11/2006 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is going on in Garfield Ridge? I live in Mt. Greenwood and it seems the bulk of the people moving in to here are from Garfield Ridge and to a lesser extent the St Denis (Sp?) area. Its always sad to see a neighborhood die because of A$$HOLES moving inn. I have been though this before on the west side and nothing sucks more than seeing your childhood home run down with gang graffiti on it.

12/11/2006 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garfield Ridge and Clearing, west of Central Avenue have almost 40,000 people and only Beat cars 811 and 812 to protect them. Type in "USM G/008" on your PDT sometime and see how often those cars are pulled off the beat, or one of them is a down car on midnights. We pay the bills, and get none of the protection we deserve.

12/11/2006 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we cecede from Chicago and become part of Scummit? At least then we might actually have a police car patrolling our streets.

Or Forestview? They may be on the other side of I-55, but we'd still get better police protection.

12/11/2006 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isnt 61st and mcvickers chicago lawn?

12/11/2006 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the neighborhood is now known as Garcia Ridge

12/11/2006 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

m1 in custody. guess what. not a hate crime. home invasion gone bad.

12/11/2006 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a "Death Investigtion" to me.

12/11/2006 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous dan l said...

Wow. Haven't seen a murder in the neighborhood since the Insane Almighty Popes incident back in Xmas 98 or so when a couple of pretend gangbangers unloaded on a van.

12/11/2006 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A possible occurence is the murderer first went to Leomemorials house, but upon looking at her he thought life was cruel enough already.

12/11/2006 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Anonymous said...
I heard the bathtub was filled with milk and the victim was covered in Cheerios.

According to area detectives, they are looking for cereal killer.

12/10/2006 11:30:58 PM

Ugh...what a groaner (but I still LMAO over it).

12/11/2006 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have lived here my entire life and can say that I am looking to get out of this area in a hurry. All it is around here is Mexican/White gangbangers or you now get mules from summit coming into bars on Archer. Of course 008 is worthless when it come to patroling 812/811's beats because they are to busy making one (1) rock pinches on the eastend. I know alot of coppers work in 008 and live on the westend, why the hell dont you guys/gals do something over here??? Do I bid to 008 and do something about it, or just raise the white flag and say screw it because the damage is already done? Its a shame that the eastend animal gets all the police service and we suffer here on the westend. I would like to see TRU over on this end of the district (or any beat car from 008) and not just when they are passing by to go eat at Portillo's.

12/11/2006 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the moron (at 2:15 am) with the long rant about Garfield Ridge...

1: That homicide was in CLEARING, not Garfield Ridge! The Ridge ends at the tracks right around 59th st.

2: Everybody knows that Clearing is loaded with hillbillies and rednecks. That's why an identical type of house costs at least $50,000 MORE in Garfield Ridge.

3: I know the guys who have worked Beat 811 (3rd watch) over the past few years and they HAVE worked their asses off to keep things quiet here.

4: That loud, thumping music and the partying kids are all the Polish kids from the neighborhood in their "Fast & Furious" Honda cars that they race up and down Archer Avenue. They all have JOBS and the stuff they do is typical of their age... parties, loud music, and racing cars.

Are you some sort of idiot that you forgot what you were doing when you were 18 to 22 years old?... or were you at home reading books and sucking your thumb?

It scares me to think you're a P.O. working a beat car somewhere. You must be the "zero-tolerance" guy who was nerd and got his ass whupped by all the cool kids growing up, and now you're using the job for revenge them.

Get a clue, moron.

12/11/2006 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that a cableman who did the same thing in hyde park did it? same m o guy still on street!

12/11/2006 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let this happen on the North Side and watch the media freak out....
Could it be the mass majority of our liberal media live up North hmmmmmmmm.

12/11/2006 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/11/2006 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heard it was comcast worker but they did not have enough to charge him

12/11/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous In The Know said...

I do think it is now called Garcia Ridge - with all the 26, Kings, D's and the like moving west...

12/11/2006 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wasn't it a comcast mutt offender

12/11/2006 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd bet the detective division makes it a death investigation. One of many-so Richie and Phat Phil don't get egg on their faces.

12/11/2006 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/11/2006 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 2:15:19am--Man, that's CLEARING, not Garfield Ridge. Get it together.

12/11/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one told you to move to the south side.

12/11/2006 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/11/2006 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/11/2006 12:00:55 PM
3: I know the guys who have worked Beat 811 (3rd watch) over the past few years and they HAVE worked their asses off to keep things quiet here.

Yep your right if you think that scratch off lottery tickets and coffee/slurpees at 7-11 on 63rd and Austin counts as good police work.

Lets see....Hmmmm.....a couple days ago I counted 7 countem 7 cars from $O$ while driving by Portillos in Summit. Then returning back home 5 TRU cars were.

Theres plenty of work to do on the west end of 008. But I will admit I have seen 812 working '99 drive by the house numerous times on 3rd watch.

Are we short manpower??

12/11/2006 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MMM, only one crime lab working that night and my buddy had gotten stuck working the scene with the forensic investigators.

"ALL" 3rd watch crime lab people were assigned to 500 W.Madison.The guys who handled McVickers were the midnite crew who were called in early to cover any jobs coming in on 3rd watch.They had the pool truck (not fully equipped) because
one of the new star wars trucks was in the shop.Hope that clears it up.We try to do the best we can
with what we got.

12/11/2006 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes EVERYONE!! Quit saying it is Garfield Ridge--It is not!! Must be from people in Clearing wishing they lived in it. I live in Garfield Ridge and fully understand the Wrong side of the tracks theory now--wrong side is Clearing, or for those of you with class who call it clearidge.

12/11/2006 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if u want to find an 8th dist p.o. go to signature on 57th and central ave and bring a pillow for the slumber party.

12/11/2006 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you Garfield Ridge apologists, deal with the fact that though technically Clearing,2 blocks is 2 blocks, there is no Great Wall of Clearing protecting you. So get over it, your still in shit, next door to Scummit where half of the projects have relocated. If you don't believe me, drive through their side streets, I do, it's scary.

12/11/2006 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's scarier is a jealous fatass detective

Like a fire out of control, jealousy can reduce a marriage to rubble. It can leave self-esteem ruined. Although oversimplified, the pathologically jealous person regards even slight signs as conclusive evidence of betrayal. Where jealousy arises exclusively within a relationship then a counselor might examine the jealous person's self-concept and the connection between the person's thoughts and affects that influence his or her behavior. In avoiding, a jealous person could increase costs or lower rewards of a relationship or denigrate the beloved so as to make the beloved less attractive in the eyes of the world. In coping, a jealous person could change aspects of self that have interfered with the further development of the primary relationship. Not every jealous person commits to counseling at the time when the relationship is in jeopardy. Self-esteem may be a common and critical thread in uniting the various perspectives from which a counselor can approach jealousy. A jealous person's plummeting self-esteem can upset the balance between the partners in an existing relationship. The jealous person, if he or she turns to violence, usually does so after the beloved has renounced the relationship. Counselors can assess the potential for threat. First, suicide or other self-destructive behavior looms as high-probability castatrophes when significant depression coexists with persistent jealousy. When alcohol mixes with jealousy the concoction can be lethal.

12/12/2006 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You fatheads seem to know a lot about the investigation of the old lady in the tub. Why don't you explain it all here on the blog.

12/12/2006 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tact/gang teams are not allowed to work west end of 008 per commander(fact). Guys working 3rd watch on 811/12 do work when they get the chance(if not handling B.S. jobs on east end due to not enough manpower, fact). Other coppers in 008 try to work west end if they get a chance, but it is rare because they are handling B.S. jobs on east end(fact). Why is it that 008 has had 4 openings in how many periods(alot), Clines response was to give 008 more PPO's(fact). Garfield Ridge is not gone, but if 008 D.C. & Cline don't get their heads out the mayor's ass it will be gone. As for the comment by 12/11 12:00:55pm what sort idiot are you, right they are just kids drag racing up and down archer at 80 mph whats the big deal right(fuc*ing dick sponge). All that thumping noise is not only the "innocent" polish kids (alot dont even live over here) its the gang bangers from east of central. In order to keep a neighborhood a decent place to live you have a zero tolerance rule so go spin your saved by the bell speech for some liberal, di^*taster(fact)

12/12/2006 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 12/11/06 08:20:10 PM

My buddy was not complaining he was making D3 pay processing the scene. And its also known about inspector Mc M being upset earlier on 3rd watch. I was not coming down on Forensics Investigators, please do not take it that way. I'm just saying every unit needs more personnel to function properly. HIRE MORE POLICE!

12/12/2006 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

send s.os. there and i guarantee they will have that bt 811 cleaned up in one period. oh, sorry, they don't want anyone being the fucking police anymore. all the good coppers are disappearing into districts, and doing jack shit. fuck u phil, crime will rise my fat friend!

12/12/2006 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it true that big boss man j.g.c. & d.b. from the 8th dist are an item?

12/12/2006 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12/12/2006 12:20:51 AM,

Hey half-wit, go back into rehab and take you pious, mis-informed statements with you. You have all the insightfulness of an ex-drunk. I have more compassion for the active drunk you asshat. They probably get that way working with you, you sanctimonious windbag. Go back to your CAPS office before this dick finds out who you are and kicks your ass good!

12/12/2006 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I know the answer to fix all the problems with gangs & drugs.
Have more seat belt missions.
Why didn't I think of that sooner.
I should be king.

12/12/2006 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny how all those proud fucks that live in GARFIELD RIDGE are so quick to point out that the homicide happened in CLEARING, but they seem to forget that GARFIELD RIDGE is home to the beautiful LECLAIRE COURTS projects. They don't have any shit projects in the Clearing neighborhood now do they?

12/12/2006 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the proud GARFIELD RIDGE residents: You think that crime happened 2 blocks south of Garfield Ridge because it was CLEARING? Come on now, that's bullshit!! It could have very easily happened in the prestigous GARFIELD RIDGE.

12/12/2006 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No place to go in this city. I wish they would make Mt. Greenwood, Hegewisch and the south section of the East Side gated communities.

12/12/2006 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



12/12/2006 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garfield Ridge, Clearing, Mt. Greenwood, & Beverly.....Same Sh*!, different areas. Come North to the land of sky blue waters.

12/13/2006 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come north??? Not a bad idea. There are a lot of frustrated women there because the guys are too interested in looking at each other. Do I have to root for the Cubs though?????

12/13/2006 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work 3rd watch but when I come home I see 811 midnights all the time and the beat is as big as 007 by itself!! They're doing the best they can we just need Phil to assign 4 cars to patrol 811. F**k, he lives here too.

12/13/2006 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just stupid. The differences between GFR and Clearing are so tiny it's not even funny, especially in the area where this shit went down.

12/13/2006 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you brainless coppers who live south deserve everything you get. If you loved your family, you'd buy them a nice house in a safe neighborhood up north.


12/13/2006 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Garfield Ridge, Clearing, Mt. Greenwood, & Beverly.....Same Sh*!, different areas. Come North to the land of sky blue waters.

12/13/2006 12:00:48 AM

come north? who could afford it? are you in s.o.s. ?

12/13/2006 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great idea--south sider coppers moving north. Then we can deal with:
Montrose and the Lakefront--looks like the night of the living dead out there. And you think we southsiders are brainless?
Lawrence Avenue--where people who came from Korea and Assyria drive their cars like the donkey carts from whence they came. Fabulous.
English as a second language everywhere.
Leather bars on Halsted--GREAT.
Cute little girlie coppers in 016 who tell the W/C they are there only to look good and not do police work or write tickets.
Believe me north siders--the ELEMENT is coming your way. At least we know how to deal with it.

12/14/2006 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard inspectors office has been coming down on forensics services for taking too long to get to jobs they are dispatched. Solutions:Hire more PO's as forensics and e.t.'s

12/14/2006 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all of you who think "Not in my backyard". . . . go Google the name "Paul F. RUNGE". I'm sure his 'reign' was before a lot of your dates of appointment. It CAN happen anywhere. One of Runge's victims lived right down the street from St. Juliana's Church in the "sky blue waters" area of Edison Park. Oh yeah, Runge was a M-2. the Area One D.D. (610) "media leak" on this case. . . . . . you don't deserve your "Detective" star, as you almost compromised the whole investigation by your stupid shit. . . calling FOXNEWS?? . . . you fuck! You are sad, a threat to my safety and that of your other fellow detectives, and pray tell will never be the PO-lice.

12/14/2006 09:08:00 PM  

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