’Them Boys Had Plans’: Grieving Parents Seek Killers In Triple Murder | WBEZ
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'Them Boys Had Plans': Grieving Parents Seek Killers In Triple Murder

Saint Sabina’s church is offering a five-thousand dollar reward in the case of three young men who were killed in March. Family members and supporters distributed flyers yesterday in the south side neighborhood where the bodies were found.

As she walked up the 8600 block of South Throop Street, Tami Campbell remembered her last conversation with her son Ryan, on a Sunday afternoon.

“He was in the shower, and I said, ‘Ryan, I’m coming in, I have to use the bathroom,” she said. “And he stuck his head out and said, ‘Ma, don’t look at my body. You’ll never want another man again.’ And we both just laughed. That’s how goofy he was. He was goofy like that.’

Ryan went out to meet some friends around quarter to five, she said. 

Late that night, police found his car in an alley far from home. Ryan and two friends were dead inside.

“They had plans,” Campbell said. “Them boys had plans. Not just for that night, but for life.” 

Ryan had just gotten a new job, at Home Depot, she said, which promised enough hours for him to move out of his mother’s place.

“He said, ‘I’m a man, Ma. I’m going to be a man,” Campbell said.

Police say their investigation is ongoing. Tami Campbell says she’s had no word from them.

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