--Both of the wanted guys here are known members of the Pachucos street gang. I had many contacts with all the guys involved here during my time working. Nice job on the investigation.--
July 21, 2009
By MARK LAWTON email@example.com
Police are still seeking two men in connection with killing of a Northlake resident last week.
Oscar Ocampo Jr., 24, of the 0 to 100 block of E. North Avenue in Northlake, is wanted for first degree murder, said Commander Jay Millitello of the Northlake Police Department.
Arturo Daza, 23, also of the 0 to 100 block of E. North Avenue in Northlake, is wanted for concealment of a homicide.
On July 8, the father of 17-year-old Eric Navarro reported to Northlake police that his son was missing. On July 10, a badly burned and beaten body was found in a Dumpster on the 4200 block of W. Madison in Chicago.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's office later identified the body as Navarro.
"The beating took place in Northlake," said Millitello. "The body was later transported to Chicago and burned."
Charged last week were Mariusz Nowak, 20, of the 300 block of Armitage in Northlake. Nowak was charged with first degree murder and is being held on a $100,000 cash bond; Luis Lira, 18, of the 100 block of E. North Avenue, is charged with concealment of a homicide and is being held on a $300,000 D-bond (has to post 10 percent); and Christopher Gerken, 19, of 106 N. Hirsch in Northlake, is charged with concealment of a homicide and is being held on a $75,000 cash bond.
All five men were acquaintances of Navarro, Milletello said, adding that police are still speculating on a motive.