Lane Bryant Mass Murder: 10 hard years

An ABC7 I-Team Investigation
and Barb Markoff
Thursday, February 01, 2018 10:37PM
It's been ten hard years since five women were executed in a south suburban store.


TINLEY PARK, Ill. - Ten years after the mass murder at Lane Bryant in Tinley Park, detectives are still looking for a break in the case.

Click here for a timeline of the Lane Bryant mass murder and investigation

On Feb. 2, 2008, five women were shot to death in the back of a Lane Bryant store: Carrie Chiuso of Frankfort, Rhoda McFarland of Joliet, Connie R. Woolfolk of Flossmoor, Sarah T. Szafranski of Oak Forest, and Jennifer L. Bishop of South Bend, Ind.

A man claiming he was a delivery man took the two employees and four customers to the backroom where he tied them up and shot them execution style. Store manager Rhoda McFarland called police from her cell phone. The killer is also heard on the call. This evidence could help investigators solve the crime.

Lane Bryant 911 call


One woman survived and helped authorities create this sketch of the suspect. The weapon used was a .40 caliber semi-automatic. He is approximately six feet tall.

Does the man in this sketch look familiar? If so, please call Tinley Park Police (708) 444-5394


Throughout the past decade, more than 7,300 tips and leads have been investigated. Police say there is no certain motive, even though some money was taken from the store and one victim was fondled.

Inside the Evidence Room


The Village of Tinley Park has spent $2.6 million on the investigation. Detectives traveled to Philadelphia to present the case in front of the Vidocq Society. The exclusive group is made up of current and retired law enforcement agents, forensic experts and psychologists. William Fleisher is one of the founding members of this elite criminal justice group that claims to have helped solve about forty percent of the cases that are investigated.

'I believe it is solveable'

Investigators say it is likely that among the thousands of tips is information that could lead to solving the crime but they need the public's help to put it in context. There is a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer.

RESOURCES TO REPORT ANY INFORMATION YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THIS CRIME

Tinley Park Police Department: (708) 444-5394

lanebryant.tipline@tinleypark.org

To listen to the suspect's voice call: (866) 853-6222
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