TINLEY PARK, Ill., March 2 (UPI) -- Police insist a man who killed five women at a suburban Chicago store in February will be caught but the investigation has led nowhere, a published report said.
Fewer officers are assigned to the case, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday. More than 50 detectives were involved immediately after the killings.
The gunman shot six women at a Lane Bryant store in a mall in Tinley Park Feb. 2. One victim survived the shooting.
Tinley Park Police Chief Michael O'Connell said the killings are not a cold case.
"I resent that implication," he said. "I'm very comfortable we're gonna catch that guy. We're confident that we're going to get him. Information is still coming in at a steady rate, and there are binders full of tips that we haven't followed yet."
Experts say stranger killings are the most difficult to solve. Gregg McCrary, a former FBI profiler, said police sometimes get a break -- the arrest of someone who knows the killer and is willing to trade information, or a witness coming forward because of a gnawing conscience.