Leads Blog Entry

Exercise 1

Who: 55-year-old Pembroke Township resident, James E. Beals.

What: Arrested in connection with four October homicides in Pembroke Township.

Where: Arrested in Benton Harbor Mich., homicides committed Pembroke Township October 1, 2016.

When: Arrested was announced Monday, March 6, 2017.

Why: Victim, Ralph Ledet’s, death was ruled a homicide, and the triple homicide of Reginald Neal and his two sons, Dangelo Neal and Davante Hopkins is thought to be connected.

How:  All victims had been shot in the head several times, according to Kankakee Coroner Bob Gessener.

Exercise 2

Blind: A Kankakee man has been arrested in Benton Harbor, Mich., for charges of murder.

Umbrella: The suspect of the four homicides committed in October 2016 in Pembroke Township was taken into custody early this morning in Benton Harbor, Mich.

ID of Impact: Kankakee resident, James E. Beals, prime suspect in the ongoing investigation into the murder of four people in Pembroke Township, was arrested earlier last week.

Anecdotal: It was a crisp, fall night, October 1, 2016, in Pembroke Township Ill., when suddenly gunshots broke the steady hum and chirping of nature.

Descriptive: The dirt driveway of 6600 S 17250 East Rd was muddy with blood on October 1, 2016. The next night, the small residency of 4300 S 15500 East Rd was stained crimson as well. The man to have allegedly committed these crimes was apprehended earlier last week.

Quotation: “Upon arrival deputies discovered 56-year-old Reginald Neal, 24-year-old Dangelo Neal and 21-year-old Davante Hopkins all deceased from apparent multiple gunshot wounds,” Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey said in October of 2016. Five months later, the man thought to have committed these crimes has been caught.


This is not a Glimmer Glass Project.


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