Oak Park Police Chief LaDon Reynolds assured the community that the police department is still actively investigating the brutal murder of married couple Leslie Ann Jones and Tom Johnson, who were found in their Fair Oaks Avenue home last April.
In a video posted Feb. 2 to the village’s website, Reynolds stated, “The investigation remains a top priority and has the continued active support and resources of the West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, the Illinois State Police, the FBI and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.”
Forensic evidence gathered from the crime scene is still being processed by the Illinois State Police Crime Lab, according to Reynolds.
“The crime scene is large — the three-story, nearly 4,000-square-foot home that sits upon over 10,000 square feet of land,” said Reynolds.
“Investigators,” he added, “have pored over every inch of the scene, canvassed the neighborhood repeatedly and taken extraordinary steps to make sure no potential lead is overlooked.”
Discussing evidence and potential leads could disrupt the investigation, according to Reynolds.
“What happened to Ms. Jones and Mr. Johnson was a tragedy,” said Reynolds, and the police department and its partners are “aggressively pursuing” the goal of finding the person or persons responsible for their murder.
Reynolds asked that the community remain patient to allow the police to carry out a disciplined and methodical investigation, saying, “This is the sound foundation of good law enforcement.”