Cook County authorities and family members of a 31-year-old man found fatally stabbed in his North Side apartment in 2004 will be handing out fliers tonight, seeking information about the unsolved case.
Kevin Clewer was found slain in his apartment in the 3400 block of North Elaine Place on March 24, 2004. He was found stabbed over 40 times.
Chicago police said Clewer was last seen alive on North Halsted Street, not far from his apartment, with a person only known as "Fernando." Police were looking for this individual as a "person of interest."
"I do think because of the nature of the murder, 42 stab wounds, it was someone with a personal issue against him," said Clewer's brother, Ron Clewer, at the time of the killing. "Our family has no answers what happened to Kevin. We have no closure or understanding."
"Those were Ron's words five years ago. Since that time his mother and father have both passed away," said George McDade, chairman of Cook County Crime Stoppers, in a news release. "... Ron still has no closure wondering what happened to his brother. Kevin was a great person who met a violent death. We don't know who or why Kevin was killed."
McDade said Crime Stoppers, the Cook County state's attorney's office and family and friends of Kevin Clewer will be meeting on the corner of Halsted Street and Cornelia Avenue at 6 p.m. to distribute fliers with hopes of generating new leads in the case. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.