'Significant' Video Surfaces in Illinois Cop Killing

Manhunt continues as gun recovered from crime scene
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2015 1:15 AM CDT
Updated Sep 4, 2015 7:23 AM CDT
This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Kristin Kiefer, who has been charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report.   (Lake County Sheriff's Office photo via AP)
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(Newser) – Police in Illinois needed a breakthrough in the hunt for the killers of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, and it looks like they have one. Investigators say they have "significant" video from a home security system believed to show the three suspects that Gliniewicz described only as two white men and one black man before he was killed, reports the Chicago Tribune. The lead investigator says the video has been turned over to Homeland Security, which has the proper equipment to view it. A gun has also been recovered from the crime scene in the Chicago suburb of Fox Lake, and sources tell CNN that it belongs to the slain officer and it was fired the morning he was killed.

The manhunt, the biggest Illinois has seen in years, was sidetracked yesterday by a woman in the nearby community of Volo who claimed three men—two white, one black—had tried to steal her car, ABC7 reports. Authorities say that after 100 officers spent five hours searching the area, 30-year-old nanny Kristin Kiefer admitted making the whole thing up for attention and was charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report. As Fox Lake mourns the slain officer, a 52-year-old father of four who was weeks away from retirement, businesses in the surrounding "Chain O' Lakes" recreational area say people have been staying away because of the manhunt and they expect Labor Day weekend to be much quieter than usual, the AP reports.

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