Man’s family searches for answers after deadly beating in Lincoln Park

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No one is exactly sure right now how the 32-year-old ended up in the 1500 block of west Fullerton on April 28th, or who beat him. His family however, says they want answers and they are willing to do what takes to get them.

“Please spread the word you got it? Thank you thank you so much.”

Hope is passed along with each flyer handed out this afternoon in the 1500 block of west Fullerton.

Family and friends of 32-year-old Jacob Klepacz waded into the street to actively seek out any information that may have led to his death.

“I’ll never get him back but we need to know,” says Kim Bacia, Jacob’s mother.

Bacia is among the group, along with his carpenter co-workers and friends of more than 20 years.

“He had a heart of gold he would never hurt anyone he would give his shirt off his back,” says Angela Caravetta.

On Monday April 28th his body was found badly beaten at the site on Fullerton now marked with a wreath and his picture.  He died a short time later at a Chicago hospital.

His death hasn’t been ruled murder but police are investigating the circumstances of his death.

“I lost my son and I don’t know why. He didn’t have a mean bone in his body he’d help anyone he loved everyone.”

Earlier in the night his family says Jacob and a friend watched the Blackhawks game at this Streeterville bar.  After the game, they split up and next and last time anyone knew Jacob was alive was when checked in on Facebook at the Dugout Bar in Wrigleyville.

Jacob’s friends passed out flyers there too, and believing at some point he got on a train they covered the Addison station in flyers as well.

Still no one is sure how he ended up on Fullerton.  “We know the answer is out there and somebody knows something.”

I check with police tonight who tell me they have no new information on the case.  Along with the flyers, Jacob’s family and friends have set up Twitter and Facebook accounts to try and generate some leads.

They are @justice numeral 4 Jacob-k and on Facebook at justice for Jacob Klepacz


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