UPDATE: Latest On The Jacob Klepacz Case

Jacob Klepacz (Facebook)

Chicago police continued their work on the case of Jacob Klepacz, who suffered severe head injuries and died after being beaten early last Monday.

The latest info that we’ve gathered:

• Detectives had been working to interview two other strangers who drank with Klepacz and the 911 caller at Dugout sports bar in Wrigleyville four hours before police were called.

• While all four individuals are seen on Dugout’s surveillance video, only Klepacz and the 911 caller have been seen on CTA video after the Dugout. As we previously reported, Klepacz and the 911 caller took the Red Line all the way to the Howard terminal after leaving Dugout.

• A police source believes the case has been or will be changed to homicide from “death investigation”—a decision that relies heavily on autopsy findings—but the source could not say with certainty if that had been done as of Sunday afternoon.

Jacob Klepacz’s friends and family are asking anyone who may have information to contact detectives at 312-744-8263 and refer to case HX239937.

You may read more about Jacob’s case in our initial report as well as our first and second follow-ups.

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