Video: Walk the Gliniewicz crime scene
At first, investigators didn't want to believe that the revered Fox Lake police Lt. Charles "Joe" Gliniewicz killed himself.
They used machetes, weed wackers and their bare hands to dig through dense underbrush surrounding an abandoned concrete plant, looking for clues and looking for a killer.
Burt says two things struck him the most: How long Gliniewicz lived after the first shot and how remote the forest is. One minute you're in a busy industrial park and then, just 30 feet away, you're isolated in a dense forest.
George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, gave Burt unprecedented access to the scene. Watch the video as he walks him through Gliniewicz's final steps, where he planted evidence and how investigators uncovered it.
The Two Faces of Lt. Gliniewicz seriesPart I: The shot into Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles "Joe" Gliniewicz's chest missed his heart and gave the him 90 more seconds to stage a murder scene meant to immortalize him as a fallen cop. The scheme worked, at first. See the story here www.dailyherald.com/article/20151122/news/151129722/
Part II: How painstaking detective work revealed the presumed murder of "hero" cop Charles "Joe" Gliniewicz was a deadly deception. See the story here www.dailyherald.com/article/20151122/news/151129722/
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