Police Renew Call For Tips On Rogers Park Serial Killer

Steve Miller
October 01, 2019 - 6:54 pm

Chicago Police

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- It has been a year since two men were shot and killed in Rogers Park in two separate incidents, a day apart. 

Police say they have exhausted all their leads.

Chicago Police marked the one-year anniversary of the Rogers Park killings with an appeal to the public.

"Days, weeks, months following the murders, we were receiving hundreds of tips. As time goes on, we're receiving fewer tips. That's why we're here today,” Area North Detectives Cmdr. Robert Cesario told reporters Tuesday.

The killings were 36 hours apart. Seventy-three-year-old Douglass Watts, a gay man, was shot in front of his home as he was walking his dogs. A few blocks away, 24-year-old Eli Moscowitz, an Orthodox Jew, was shot the next day.

Police say the same gun killed both men. The weapon was later linked to two crime scenes on the West Side, even though police do not believe the killer was responsible for the West Side shootings.

A $150,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the Rogers Park killer.