For Surviving Family Members In Unsolved Murders, 'We Don't Sleep'

Bob Roberts
September 21, 2018 - 7:06 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Bob Roberts


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- It’s a scene repeated all too often in Chicago.

And on Friday, members of three South Side families touched by murder handed out flyers, hoping to gain information that can lead police to the killers.

Patricia Porter walked door-to-door near the spot, at 6745 S. Green St., where her son Robert was murdered Sept. 4, 2016. Accompanying her was friend Johneece Cobb, whose nephew, Edwin Cook, was murdered on Jan. 21, 2015.

Both said life without their loved ones each night is frustrating and sleepless. Both murders are unsolved.

“We don’t sleep,” Cobb said.

The orange, white and black flyers advertise a $5,000 reward offered by the Rev. Michael Pfleger’s St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church for information leading to the arrests and conviction of the killer.

They proclaim “Speak Up For Us!” beneath a photo of a smiling Robert Porter, once dubbed “the party man.”

Patricia Porter said there is more crying than laughter now.