Slain Landlord 'Mr. Reddy' Lives On Through Charitable Foundation

Steve Miller
October 11, 2018 - 6:00 am

Vasudevareddy Kethireddy (picture provided to WBBM NEWSRADIO)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – The family of a landlord slain earlier this year is starting a charitable foundation to help the people of Englewood.

His name was Vasudevareddy Kethireddy. But his tenants in Englewood called him “Mr. Reddy.”

Two of those tenants are accused of killing him and putting his body in a sewer.

Now, Kethireddy's son, Shantan, and his family are starting a foundation -- mrreddy.org -- to raise money for two charities that benefit people in the South Side neighborhood.

"You know, it's an absolutely terrible situation,” the son said. “And I think ultimately, in order for us to find some solace in it, it'd be really great if we could end up helping some people make some better decisions, but also help those people in the community there who are just trying to get by and make an honest living."

Kethireddy says the foundation will benefit the Andrew Holmes Foundation and St. John Evangelist Church Community Center.