Reward for Indian Head Park Killer Grows to $60,000

Kelli O'Laughlin was stabbed to death in her home last week after possibly walking in on a burglary

By Jessica Guido
|  Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011  |  Updated 10:08 PM CDT
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Kelli O'Laughlin was stabbed to death in her home last week after possibly walking in on a burglary.

Kelli O'Laughlin was stabbed to death in her home last week after possibly walking in on a burglary.

As the search continues for the killer of an Indian Head Park girl, police on Tuesday said a reward
for information that leads to an arrest and conviction has grown to $60,000.

No one has yet been arrested in connection with last week's stabbing death of Kelli O'Laughlin, but police want to keep the case in the front of the public's mind.

"This reaches beyond the borders of Indian Head Park," said Indian Head Park Police Chief Frank Alonzo. "We need everyone's help."

The reward money has come from anonymous donors, showing the high level of concern from the community.

O'Laughlin was stabbed to death Thursday in her home in the 6300 block of Keokuk Road. Police believe she may have walked into a burglary. Her body was found by her mother.

Several rare coins were stolen from the home, police said, and area pawn shops have been asked to remain on alert for anyone trying to sell them.

The murder suspect is described as a black man who stands about 5'8" or 5'9" tall between the ages of 25 and 35 with a medium build and wearing a dark hoodie.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Village of Indian Head Park Police Department at 708-246-4534.

Services for O'Laughlin have been scheduled for later this week.
 

Investigators are asking pawn shop owners to keep an eye out for these coins like these that were taken from the home.

 

Police released this sketch of a man with whom they'd like to speak.

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