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Roommate of victim of 2004 Chicago stabbing seeking justice for unsolved cold case
--From a Cook County Crime Stoppers press release
2021-04-09

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On Wednesday, March 24, 2004, 31-year old Kevin Clewer was found brutally murdered with over 40 stab wounds in his Lakeview apartment in Chicago. Kevin's body was discovered by his father on the evening of March 24th when he did not report to work. An ongoing investigation conducted by the Chicago Police Department determined Kevin was last seen on North Halsted Street with a person of interest known as "Fernando" who has yet to be identified.

Kevin's former roommate who resides out of state travelled from New York to be with the family on today as they continue rallying for answers to solve Kevin's murder. "Kevin was a true friend and humanitarian who taught me so many things about life. Not a day goes by I don't think of him in some way or why the killer did not kill me also" said Leskinen.

Ron Clewer remains committed to finding his brother's killer expressing gratitude for those who over the years have tried helping find his brother's killer. "My hope is this momentum continues and is enough to finally find the person responsible for my brother's death. My parents are deceased and our family has lived without answers long enough."

"CCCS has been distributing flyers on this 17-year old cold case since 2009. We believe it is one that won't likely be solved without the media or community's help. One way to help is if you have any information about this case, please share it with us. Crime Stoppers does not need your name and anonymous tips can be called into the tip hotline 800-535-STOP (7867). When you call, you will be given a personal reference code for the information you provide. If your call is the tip that helps the police solve this crime, you will receive up to $1,000 in CASH."

**FLYER DISTRIBUTION will occur on Saturday April 10 at 3 p.m., on the corner of Halsted and Cornelia in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Police Department, Cook County Crime Stoppers, and Kevin's family will be distributing flyers into the community.

Agenda:

a. Opening statement — CCCS, Chairman George McDade

b. New information - Chicago Police Department

c. Closing statements — Ron Clewer and Lasse Leskinen

WORDING FROM THE FLYER

On Wednesday March 24, 2004 31-year old Kevin Clewer was found in his apartment murdered. Kevin did not report for work Tuesday and his father went to check on his well being. Kevin was found murdered in the bedroom of his apartment on the 3400 Block of North Elaine Place, Chicago. Kevin died from multiple stab wounds.

Kevin was last seen on north Halsted Street with someone known as "Fernando". The police are looking for Fernando as a "person of interest" to talk to about the crime. This person is described as a male, White-Hispanic, 5'7", slim/athletic build, speaks Spanish and is known as "Fernando".

Cook County Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve this murder. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime (good for 60-days). If you have information call your anonymous tips into our hotline at 1-800-535-STOP. We don't need your name; you will be given a code number.

www.cookcountycrimestoppers.org

As of 4/10/21 the person(s) responsible for this crime are considered armed and dangerous. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND. Duplication requires written permission from Cook County Crime Stoppers.


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