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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.

Northwest Herald: Elusive Peace
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 6:56 am | No Comment
Northwest Herald:  Elusive Peace

There is a new article in the Northwest Herald today covering the Scharff case.

Northwest Herald Front Page Article Featuring Scharff Case
Thursday, 1 Jan, 2009 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Northwest Herald Front Page Article Featuring Scharff Case

The Northwest Herald covered the story with this front page article appearing in their January 1, 2009 issue.

“A Wonder Lake woman thinks she discovered who killed her father’s close friend and her former bus driver 27 years ago.”
Tips Shed Light on 1981 Murder – Chicago Sun Times
Friday, 19 Dec, 2008 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Tips Shed Light on 1981 Murder – Chicago Sun Times

Carol Marin and Don Moseley article from the Chicago Sun Times.

“More than 27 years after a mob-related double murder in McHenry County, a little bit of digging by a 42-year old former baby-sitter has led authorities to reopen what was a very cold case.
Thanks to a little bit of digging by a former babysitter, Holly Hager, authorities have reopened what was a cold double-murder case in McHenry County.”