‘Dixmoor 5’ case reopened

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Officials are reopening the botched Dixmoor 5 case.

Five men were convicted and later exonerated of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

They were arrested as teens, spent nineteen years in prison and are suing.

Today, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart joined the Dixmoor police chief in reopening the cold case.

They’re asking for leads in the killing of Cateresa Matthews, who disappeared walking home from her grandmother’s house, and was later found shot in a field near Interstate Highway 57.

The sheriff and Dixmoor police say a male suspect has been linked to the case by DNA, but authorities are not ready to pursue charges, in part due to the case’s history.

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