Two weeks after Fox Lake officer’s death, still few answers

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FOX LAKE, Ill. -- It was two weeks ago today when the village of Fox Lake, Ill., was brought to a standstill upon the death of Lieutenant Joseph Gliniewicz.

Two weeks later, no suspects have caught, and the case remains a mystery.

Fox Lake, a village of about 10,000 people, is still focused on one.

Everywhere you look, there are signs and memorials for Gliniewicz. It has been exactly two weeks since his body was found in a marshy wooded area some 17 minutes after he said he was pursuing three suspicious men.

Authorities immediately launched a manhunt, using helicopters, dogs, federal agents, body heat sensors and night vision equipment. A two-mile grid was searched by 400 people, police received 100 tips -- and two weeks later, nothing.

The prospect that cop killers are still hiding in the community has some in Fox Lake on edge. There are rumors swirling that it was a suicide, others that it was tied to an ongoing internal investigation into the police department.

Authorities have given very few details about the investigation, providing few answers, and raising more questions.

Meanwhile the Fox Lake community continues to watch and wait for the conclusion of the case.

Despite the speculation, authorities here in Fox Lake say the investigation remains active, they are still searching for suspects, and waiting for lab results that they hope will lead them to the killers.


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