CHICAGO, May 21 -- The mother of fugitive Andrew Cunanan told police she fears her son, a suspect in the killings of Chicago real estate developer Lee Miglin and three other men, has committed suicide. The Chicago Sun-Times reported today Mary Ann Cunanan made the statement to Eureka, Ill., police before moving Sunday from Eureka to the Los Angeles area.
Police said Cunanan has remained elusive with only unconfirmed sightings of the suspected killer reported in upstate New York since May 9. The last traces of Cunanan were discovered on May 9 when Miglin's 1994 Lexus, believed to be stolen by the killer, was abandoned in a Pennsville, N.J., cemetery. The body of slain cemetery caretaker William Reese was discovered near the Lexus and Reese's red Chevrolet pickup truck was reported missing. Eureka Police Chief Alan Misener said police began keeping a close watch on Mary Ann Cunanan's home after her son was identified as a suspect in the series of killings. She had lived in a public housing complex for 16 months. Eureka is located in central Illinois, 25 miles east of Peoria, Ill. Misener said Mary Ann Cunanan told police that if her son came in contact with her, she would urge him to turn himself in, but she said she had not spoken with her son for over two years. Misener said although Mary Ann Cunanan has moved, her home will remain under surveillance because they suspect he is unaware that his mother has relocated. ---
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