Rogers Park Neighbors Offering $23,000 For Information On Serial Killer

Nancy Harty
October 14, 2018 - 2:59 pm

Chicago Police


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The reward for information about the killings of two Rogers Park men is now $23,000.

Various groups are offering the combined payday for information leading to an arrest in the murders of Willard Douglass Watts and Eliyahu Moscowicz two weeks ago in shootings that have gripped the North Side neighborhood.

The first fatal shooting claimed the life of 73-year-old Watts, who was walking his dogs near his home in the 1400 block of West Sherwin when someone shot him in his head at close range, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A day later, Moscowicz was shot in the head while walking on a path near Loyola University.

Joe was working out along the lake front path not far from where Moscowicz was shot.

Joe said he avoided cutting his grass the day after the 24-year-old was shot - not wanting to be outside for a long stretch.

A community activist has raised a concern about the killer striking again on Halloween, when lots of people are out and dressed in costumes. 

Chicago police continue to have an increased presence in the neighborhood and investigate leads in the case.