Man Suspected of Murdering Elderly Father in NW Indiana - NBC Chicago

Man Suspected of Murdering Elderly Father in NW Indiana

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    Man Suspected of Murdering Elderly Father in NW Indiana

    Police in Northwest Indiana are searching for a man suspected of murdering his elderly father earlier this week.

    According to Hobart police, officers were called to St. Mary Medical Center to investigate after 80-year-old John Kakubec was admitted to the hospital with multiple injuries to his skull, Kakubec’s son Michael told investigators that his father had fallen in the shower, but medical personnel told authorities that the man’s injuries were not consistent with a fall, and that they suspected foul play.

    During an interview with an investigator, Michael Kakubec became defensive and asked if he needed to speak to a lawyer, and when the investigator went to talk to doctors the suspect fled the hospital.

    Police later obtained a warrant and found blood evidence in the bathroom, as well as multiple rifles on the premises.

    Police are now searching for Michael Kakubec as a murder suspect after his father succumbed to his injuries on Thursday night.

    He is described as a 50-year-old man, standing 5-foot-8 and weighing 175 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes, and was last seen driving a 1998 black Ford Mustang, with Indiana plate AKC439.

    If anyone has information on Kakubec’s whereabouts, they are encouraged to call Hobart police.

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