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Sun Times : Bar Slaying Case Closed
Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2009 – 6:28 pm | No Comment
Sun Times : Bar Slaying Case Closed

The baby-sitter, it turns out, got it right.

The McHenry County sheriff’s office has concluded that a now-dead mob hit man named Larry Neumann, in all likelihood, killed two people in 1981 in the small town of Lakemoor — a long-cold case that was reopened last summer on the basis of a tip from Holly Hager, who baby-sat for the children of one of the pair back then.

Read the full Sun Times article on the Scharff/Freeman murder.

Northwest Herald – Probe Into ’81 Deaths Closes
Sunday, 19 Jul, 2009 – 3:20 pm | No Comment
Northwest Herald – Probe Into ’81 Deaths Closes

Today’s article in the Northwest Herald talking about the current status of the Scharff/Freemen murder investigation.

“Almost a year after sheriff’s investigators revived their efforts to solve the 28-year-old case, they announced that they believe Larry Neumann – a mob hitman who died Jan. 9, 2007, in prison for an unrelated murder – is responsible for slaying P.M. Pub owner Ronald Scharff and his bartender, Patricia Freeman.”

Read the article here.