45 Years Later: The Unsolved Murder of Valerie Percy
Patch takes a look at an unsolved slaying that shook the North Shore community.
Sunday marked the 45th anniversary Kenilworth's first homicide.
After nearly five decades, the slaying of Valerie Percy, the daughter of prominent politician Charles Percy, remains unsolved. Valerie, who was 21-years-old at the time, was beaten and stabbed to death in her bed during her father Charles' first run for Senate in 1966.
This Sept. 18 marked a particularly poignant anniversary of the cold case with the passing Charles, 91, on Saturday. And while Charles rose to become a Republican leader nationally, Valerie's death continues to resonate along the North Shore. Police continue to follow leads and investigate the homicide.
In light of the unsolved murder, Patch will run a series this week that examines where the case is today.
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