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Darien Home Invasion Suspect Arrested in Connection with Triple Murder

(CBS2 Chicago)
FORT MYERS, Fla. (CBS) A suspect, Jacob Nodarse, 23, waived extradition in court in Florida in connection with a triple murder in suburban Darian, Illinois. Meanwhile, Indiana State Police have found evidence in a dumpster outside an IHOP restaurant in Terre Haute and are questioning another man in Illinois, said CBS affiliate WBBM in Chicago.

Three members of the Kramer family were murdered Tuesday morning; both parents, Jeffrey and Lori, and their 20-year-old son Michael were shot execution-style.

Another son, 29-year-old Anthony Kramer, escaped through a basement window, and the 17-year-old female friend, Michael's girlfriend, ran from the house screaming, CBS2 said.

Angela Kramer, the 25-year-old daughter, was found hiding in a closet where she called 911.

Police believe the killer forced his way inside through a window of the Kramer's house in the Tara Hill subdivision of Darien, according to CBS.

Officials arrested Nodarse of Clarendon Hills, Ill. around 4 p.m. Wednesday while he was asleep in a van in Leigh Acres, Fla., near Fort Myers.

CBS2 said that Nodarse is only charged with obstruction as a fugitive of justice, and is considered a flight risk. His connection to the Kramer family is unknown.

Amid Nodarse's arrest, police were contacted Thursday to check a dumpster behind an IHOP in Terre Haute, outside Indianapolis for evidence, said CBS2. "When they arrived they did in fact find several items in one of the dumpsters that we believe is connected to the triple homicide in Darien," said Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts.

The Daily Herald reported Thursday, a 28-year-old ex-boyfriend of the Kramers' daughter, Angela, has been held by police since the family was murdered. He has an alibi and has not been charged. He has an alibi

According to CBS2, more than 50 neighbors and relatives have been interviewed by police concerning the murders. None of the witnesses were able to identify the killer.

  • Kealan Oliver

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