That are certain tells that indicate the media isn’t being honest about reporting a crime.
One of them is the phrase “robbery gone bad.”
Another is “random crime.”
When these tells combine with police and media failure to provide a description or a security cam video of the crime, the message screams loud and clear:
THE NIGGER DID IT! (Pardon my use of the n-word.)
ZION, Ill. (WLS) — A $25,000 reward is being offered for information in the murder of a 46-year-old cancer patient from Missouri who was being treated in north suburban Zion.
Shannon Vincel, of Springfield, Mo., was sitting outside the Guest Quarters, a hotel property for the Cancer Treatment Center of America, when she was attacked Monday night. Police said she was struck her in the head with a blunt object around 9:48 p.m. near 27th Street and Gabriel Avenue.
Vincel died Tuesday night at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Her family took her off life support after a severe head injury.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America has pledged $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for Vincel’s murder.
Vincel had been traveling to and from Zion every two weeks for radiation treatment for breast cancer, and had just returned on Monday after celebrating her mother’s birthday.
“She was a very nice person, very, very outgoing, and very talkative. A sweet person, she was very sweet,” said Charlie Moats, a Guest Quarters visitor.
Moats said he was outside with his brother and Vincel a half-hour before the incident.
“I’m just confused. It’s terrible, just terrible. I’m ready to go home,” he said.
A spokesperson for Cancer Treatment Centers of America issued a statement Thursday: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim involved in the tragic incident outside of Guest Quarters West, one of our hotel accommodations located at 1911 27th Street, Zion, Ill. We continue to support the ongoing investigation of the Zion Police Department in support of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force. Our number one priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our patients, guests and employees.”
Guests and those who live and work nearby were shaken by the brutal attack.
“It’s really bad that this young lady came in for treatment for something that she and somebody had to do this to her. It’s really sad,” said Blondie Curtis, a resident.
“Whoever did this, I wish they’d come forward and turn themself in because that don’t make no sense what they did to this woman. She came up here to get herself cleared of cancer and they took her life out,” said Valerie White, another resident.
Zion police and the Lake County Major Crime Task Force are investigating. They would not comment on a motive, but said they are looking at area surveillance video and interviewing residents.
If the police have security cam video of the murder or of a suspicious person in the vicinity, now is the time to appeal to the public for help in identifying the perpetrator. Release a description of the suspected killer, if you dare, Mr. Policeman.
This crime has the earmarks of a crime that was talked about a lot last year, but not so much anymore. Remember that for fun black teens played a game called the “knockout game?”
Was the knockout game resurrected by a “teen” who took his violent tendencies out on Shannon Vincel? The police must get to work and be proactive. Before this poor woman’s death goes into the cold case file.