Chicago cop commits suicide after rape allegation

Edgar Neal
April 4, 2013 3:37:07 AM PDT
A Chicago police officer took his own life while sources say he was under investigation for the rape of a 17-year-old girl.

Chicago police confirm a rape was reported this weekend on the block where the officer lived.

The medical examiner confirms it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound that ended the life of 48-year-old Edgar Neal a 26-year veteran of the force.

A woman says her 17-year-old daughter was at a drinking party with school friends and one of them took her to another man's house.

"She told me my daughter had been raped by a police officer," the woman said.

The teen's family says she was asked to view a lineup to identify her attacker.

Then they learned of the reported suicide of Officer Neal.

The lineup was cancelled Wednesday.

The mother of the 17-year-old alleged victim says her daughter is now dealing with feeling responsible for the death of the man she says raped her.


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