“If you have information or questions, please contact the Lisle Police Investigations Division . . . or the Naperville Police Department.”Posted: September 12, 2013
Here is a district-wide email alert of an attempted child abduction in a nearby town I received from our school district a few years ago. The attempt occurred in the next school district over and our district notified all parents. Compare it to the notice sent to Quarton school families in my last post.
Like Birmingham, these communities have reason not to fuck around. Jeanine Nicarico, age 10, was kidnapped, raped and murdered in Naperville, IL, in 1983. Here’s how the case is described in Wikipedia:
The Jeanine Nicarico murder case was a complex and influential homicide investigation and prosecution which took place in DuPage County, Illinois that sent two men to prison who were later exonerated and released, and contributed to the death penalty moratorium imposed by then-GovernorGeorge H. Ryan.
In July 2009, Brian Dugan pleaded guilty to the murder of Nicarico after having previously confessed to the crime. Dugan is jailed on two unrelated murder charges, one of a 27-year old woman and one which began with the abduction of two seven-year old girls, one of whom escaped and the other of whom was raped and murdered by Dugan. On November 11, 2009, after deliberating about 10 hours over two days, a DuPage County jury sentenced Brian Dugan to death for the rape and murder of Jeanine Nicarico 26 years earlier.
Nicarico was born July 7, 1972 in Naperville, Illinois. She was kidnapped, raped, sodomized, and murdered on February 25, 1983 when her home was burglarized on a day in which she had stayed home from school due to illness. Her body was found two days later along Prairie Path near Eola Rd. Her mom, Pat, an elementary school secretary, spoke with her on the telephone in the early afternoon. Nicarico was kidnapped during the commission of a burglary at her home. Her dad was at work and her sisters were at school.
Dugan was a serial killer. Apparently serial killers have a penchant for blue AMC Gremlins.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-07-29/news/0907280642_1_brian-dugan-jeanine-nicarico-boarding (“A man in a beat-up blue 1974 American Motors Gremlin had grabbed two little girls off the street in Somonauk as they were riding their bikes.”)
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-10-22/news/0910210838_1_brian-dugan-hugs-jeanine-nicarico (“On June 2, 1985, Opal Horton was 8 years old, riding her bike with her friend Melissa Ackerman on a gravel road in Somonauk when Dugan stepped from a blue AMC Gremlin, asked the girls for directions uptown and grabbed Opal.”)