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Rolling Meadows Cops Won’t Say How Much It Cost To Search Joliet House For Serial Killer’s Victim

JOLIET, IL — The Rolling Meadows police have failed to find the remains of a man slain by a serial killer more than 41 years ago, and now they won’t disclose how much it cost to poke around inside a Joliet house for nearly a week in a futile search for the missing man’s body.

Rolling Meadows Police Cmdr. Thomas Gadomski failed to respond to a message asking for the total cost of last month’s search of the house on Barber Lane and for a list of expenses associated with the operation.

The City of Rolling Meadows, in a response to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act, claimed it “does not maintain a record responsive” to the request.

The Rolling Meadows police led the search of the modest house on Barber Lane in hopes of recovering the remains of Michael Mansfield, a Lincoln College student who disappeared

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Rolling Meadows Cops Throw in Towel, Give Up Search For Serial …

JOLIET, IL — After searching the crawlspace of a not-very-large Joliet house for nearly a full week in hopes of locating the victim of a 1970s serial killer, the Rolling Meadows police have given up, a police source said.

The search of the house on Barber Lane for the remains of Michael Mansfield ended without the missing man’s recovery, the source said.

Mansfield vanished on New Year’s Eve 1975. A classmate from Lincoln College, Russell Smrekar, reportedly confessed on his deathbed to killing Mansfield.

At the time of his death, Smrekar, a former Joliet resident, was in prison for killing a Lincoln couple in 1976. He also reportedly confessed, just before he died, to killing a second Lincoln woman whose body was never found.

A family who lived in the house from 1974 until about five years ago was related to Smrekar. Smrekar’s mother and the mother living in the

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Rolling Meadows Cops Throw in Towel, Give Up Search For Serial Killer’s Victim in Joliet House: Source

JOLIET, IL — After searching the crawlspace of a not-very-large Joliet house for nearly a full week in hopes of locating the victim of a 1970s serial killer, the Rolling Meadows police have given up, a police source said.

The search of the house on Barber Lane for the remains of Michael Mansfield ended without the missing man’s recovery, the source said.

Mansfield vanished on New Year’s Eve 1975. A classmate from Lincoln College, Russell Smrekar, reportedly confessed on his deathbed to killing Mansfield.

At the time of his death, Smrekar, a former Joliet resident, was in prison for killing a Lincoln couple in 1976. He also reportedly confessed, just before he died, to killing a second Lincoln woman whose body was never found.

A family who lived in the house from 1974 until about five years ago was related to Smrekar. Smrekar’s mother and the mother living in the

Read more at: http://patch.com/illinois/joliet/rolling-meadows-cops-throw-towel-give-search-serial-killer-s-victim-joliet-house