(CBS) — WBBM has learned there’s been an arrest in a murder from 2002: the stabbing death of a Public Storage employee in Bedford Park.
Jennifer Boyd was 27 years old in August of 2002. She worked at the Public Storage facility on West 79th Street in Bedford Park.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Coolest Day Of The Week On Wednesday
Police say she was stabbed to death inside an empty storage unit. Investigators worked – but the case went cold in 2004.
Then the case was reopened in 2012 – and evidence was resubmitted to the crime lab. Police say witnesses were re-interviewed.
Wednesday, 40-year-old Steven Podkulski was arrested and charged with the murder of Jennifer Boyd.READ MORE: Waukegan School Board Votes To Rename Thomas Jefferson Middle School For John Lewis, After Suggestion Of Barack Obama Draws Objections
CBS 2 spoke with Boyd’s mother and sister.
“How dare you? What makes you think you could have done this,” said Rebecca Hernandez, Boyd’s sister.
“It has been a long twelve years and like Becky said I never thought this day would come either,” said Susan Boyd, Jennifer’s mother.
Podkulski is serving a sentence in Stateville on an unrelated case – a burglary case.MORE NEWS: Many More Sex Offenders Are Living In One Englewood Building Than First Known, Raising Legal Red Flags -- But Ex-Offenders Say They Have Few Options
He is scheduled for a bond hearing on this murder case Thursday morning.