Reporting Steve Miller
TINLEY PARK, Ill. (CBS) – The brother of one of the five women killed at the Tinley Park Lane Bryant store says the family will make a pilgrimage to site on Saturday – the five-year anniversary.
“Five years she’s been gone, and it plays forever in my mind,” said Maurice Hamilton, the brother of Rhoda McFarland, the store manager who died along with four other women in the Tinley Park Lane Bryant store on Feb. 2, 2008.
Every year since then, Hamilton has returned to the store – vacant ever since – to pay respects and to mark another year’s passing.
“Traditionally, I or my family goes out to the store, which is going to happen. We’re going to have a fifth year homegoing celebration on Saturday for her family and friends,” he said.
Hamilton said he expects to be joined by at least one of the families of the other women who died.
More than 6,000 tips have come in over the past five years, and the Tinley Park mayor said three police officers are still working the case.