Another donation made in memory of Lane Bryant victims
By Mike Nolan firstname.lastname@example.org November 7, 2013 7:52PM
Investigators probe the February 2008 murders of five women inside a Lane Bryant store in Tinley Park. Retailer T.J. Maxx opened a store at that location in Brookside Glen on Thursday. T.J. Maxx and Brookside's owner, DDR Corp., have donated $20,000 to To
Updated: December 9, 2013 10:56AM
As T.J. Maxx opened a store Thursday in the former Lane Bryant space at Tinley Park’s Brookside Marketplace, the shopping center’s owner said it would donate $10,000 to Together We Cope, a village-based charity.
Five women were slain inside the Lane Bryant in February 2008, and DDR Corp.’s matches what T.J. Maxx gave to Together We Cope in memory of the victims — Jennifer Bishop, Carrie Hudek Chiuso, Rhoda McFarland, Sarah Szafranski and Connie Woolfolk.
DDR said its donation is also being given “in memory of the families who were affected by this tragedy.”
The murders remain unsolved, and Tinley Park police have followed up on thousands of leads and enlisted the aid of the Illinois State Police, FBI and even NASA in the ongoing investigation.
At least two Tinley Park officers are assigned to continue working the case, which still carries a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the killer’s arrest and conviction.
The building housing T.J. Maxx, on the outdoor mall’s east side directly south of Ross Dress for Less, was reconfigured to make space for the store, with some existing tenants being relocated.
The T.J. Maxx store at 16025 Harlem Ave., in Tinley Park Plaza, closed Sunday. The new store is about 10,000 square feet smaller than the old one.