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Major crimes are focus of South SuburbanTask Force


On Jan. 8, 1993, two men entered a Brown’s Chicken in northwest suburban Palatine and murdered the husband-and-wife owners, as well as five of their employees, stashing the bodies in the restaurant’s freezer.

What became known as the “Brown’s Chicken Massacre” would influence the thinking of police chiefs in the south and southwest suburbs as far as how law enforcement investigates homicides, whether there’s one victim or multiple on a mass scale.

The formation in 1999 of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force was a result of the Brown’s Chicken case, according to Tim McCarthy, chairman of the task force and police chief in Orland Park…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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