Chicago Man Charged With Strangling Death In Park Ridge

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago man has been charged with murder for allegedly strangling a Park Ridge man in a dispute over drug money.

Yuron Robinson, 34, was arrested Sunday as he was boarding a bus bound for Iowa, according to Park Ridge police.

He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Henry Nowak, also known as Henry “Chip” Mallek. A Skokie judge ordered Robinson held on $5 million bail during a bond hearing on Wednesday.

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Nowak’s body was found early on Feb. 9 in a parking lot near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on the 200 block of Summit Avenue, police said. His hands had been bound in front of him with plastic ties.

Nowak had last been seen leaving his Park Ridge apartment to meet Robinson in Chicago’s Edison Park neighborhood, police said.

Police believe Robinson owed Nowak money.

“Robinson allegedly owed Mr. Nowak some money regarding some drug transactions. An argument ensued,” Park Ridge Police Chief Frank Kaminski said. Robinson allegedly strangled Nowak during the struggle.

In an effort to allay public concern, Kaminski said the killing was an isolated incident.

Nowak’s relatives said they believe someone else is involved. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

  • InalienableWrights

    Why don’t after real criminals like the people that put fluoride in your water?

    Oh I forgot… it’s because the cops are criminals too.

    • jr

      You make no sense. Shut up.

  • Lyndia

    I knew you were not going to post my comments but if it was one of those racist WHITE PEOPLE, you would have posted theirs.

    • Sue

      @Lyndia,your Absolutely right…and they do it everyday.and i’m a white person.

  • non

    Have any of the gun bashers read this article? More evidence shows that its people; not guns’ that kill

  • Jack

    Get that moolie.

  • Mo Mo Boards A Bus For Iowa Why??

    A black guy on the run, and he tries to go to Iowa to hide out??. Mo Mo sho dont know how to hide, Fo Sho!!!.

  • juju

    @Mo Mo How long has it been since you got our of prison for molesting farm animals. Sounds like you need a hook up with a real man for some major massaging. I bet you smell like stale vomit. See ya.

  • observer

    why didn`t cbs post the bad guys photo?

  • musicinmysoul

    Why do you all have to make ignorant comments? I went to Chips funeral service last night and it was standing room only. It was one of the most precious moments I’ve seen in a long time….Everyone that loved him from his childhood to his adult life was there or sending their condolences to the family however they could. I know that he has a family that is grieving in a way that you can never understand unless it happens to you. What is bad mouthing and having racial comments going to do for the case or the family? NOTHING! His family and loved ones will read these posts …would you want your mother reading things if this were you that would just continue to hurt her heart? Be human…i dont care what color you are and neither does GOD…He’s the judge and what happens in all situations is in HIS hands. END OF STORY!

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