A serial attacker who has fatally stabbed one sleeping homeless man and critically wounded one other in Grant Park this summer time has dedicated two comparable assaults aboard the CTA Purple Line, police stated, most just lately on Tuesday morning.
The offender stabs homeless males of their necks as they sleep, police stated. He makes use of a knife in his left hand to commit the assaults, then flees, in keeping with particulars launched by CPD detectives late Wednesday.
In CTA surveillance photographs, the suspect is seen carrying a jacket with a particular “Aero 1987” design that seems much like one which was worn throughout earlier assaults in Grant Park.
He struck most just lately aboard a Purple Line practice on the 95th/Dan Ryan station round three:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, in keeping with police. Investigators additionally revealed for the primary time that the offender carried out one other assault on the Purple Line at 1:51 a.m. on July 15 on the 63rd Road station.
Each victims from the Purple Line assaults survived. However the first recognized sufferer, 53-year-old Aaron Curry, did not.
Police discovered Curry fatally stabbed at 1125 South Michigan in Grant Park after a passer-by seen he had not moved from the identical spot for a number of days round eight a.m. on July 9.
Another homeless man was critically wounded at three:51 a.m. on July 24 whereas he slept in just about the identical spot the place Curry died, in keeping with police.
Detectives stated the suspect has a slender construct, stands 5’9” to six’1” tall, and wears the distinctive “Aero 1987” sweatshirt.
Anybody with details about the offender can contact Space Three detectives Leavitt and Taglieri at 312-744-8261 concerning alert JD-307995. Nameless ideas may be submitted to cpdtip.com