Fox Lake Police Officer Homicide Search Perimeter Released Tuesday Night; Fox Lake Area Schools Closed Wednesday


The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 10:00 PM Tuesday, the search perimeter was released around the Fox Lake homicide scene where Fox Lake Police Lt Joe Gliniewicz was shot and killed.

The crime scene was turned over to the Lake County Major Crime Task Force (LCMCTF), which is part of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. LCMCTF will be the lead agency conducting the homicide investigation.

Immediately following the discovery of the body of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, a massive search effort was conducted in an effort to apprehend three suspects. The primary search area consisted of about a 2-square-mile area. In addition to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Fox Lake Police Department, the search included numerous local law enforcement officers from northern Illinois, Illinois State Police, and federal agencies. The search also involved multiple local and federal SWAT Teams, 48 canine units, and six air support units. The search lasted almost 14 hours.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police (ISP) will actively maintain saturation patrols in the Fox Lake Area. LCSO, ISP, and other police agencies will have an increased presence at all area schools.

As a result of community concerns, the following area schools will be closed Wednesday, September 2:

Grant Community High School District #124
Fox Lake Grade School District #114
Gavin School District #37
Gavin Central School
Gavin South School
Big Hollow School District #38
Saint Bede Catholic School

All tips and leads from the community should be directed to the Fox Lake Police Department at 847-587-3100.

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