Nearly a year after the crime, authorities in Streamwood on Tuesday released surveillance video and offered an increased reward in hopes of finding a young man's killer.
Anandkumar Jaiswal, known as Andy, was stabbed multiple times in the chest at Thornton’s Gas Station, at 2 N. Barrington Road, last March.
"Someone out there knows something, and we want that person to come forward," police Chief James Keegan said during a late morning press conference.
The surveillance video shows the attacker dressed all in black aside from one white sneaker with his face covered by a black mask. Authorities are hoping someone will be able to identify the attacker despite the obscurity.
"This video depicts the gait, mannerisms, and movements of the killer. Please pay attention to the killer's walk, build and body language. As seen in the video, this killer went to great lengths to avoid detection and conceal his appearance," said Keegan.
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Jaiswal moved to the United States with big dreams of making a better life for himself and for his family. Keegan said the 24-year-old was the sold bread-winner of his family and worked extra hours trying to pursue his dreams of working with computers.
Streamwood police said the reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction had been raised to $27,000. Anyone with information should may contact police anonymously at 630-736-3719.