Aurora Police identify 3 still at large in gang-related killings

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - Police in Aurora have identified three suspects still at large and recently indicted in connection with a series of killings that date back nearly two decades.

The three are among the 31 men indicted in May and June by a special Kane County grand jury in connection with 22 murders. All the deaths are believed to be the work of members of the Latin Kings street gang.

Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli says that the other 28 suspects are in custody.

Authorities hope someone will come forward with information on the suspects' whereabouts.

They identify the men as 30-year-old Alberto Lucio, 29-year-old Jose Javier Ramirez and 27-year-old Daniel Mares Salazar. The last known addresses of all three men are in Aurora.

Bond set for those accused in gang sting

By Gene Haschak

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2007

The first group of 32 people charged in 22 murders in the Aurora area between 1989 and 2005 were ordered held on amounts ranging up to $4 million Saturday.

The 11 men who appeared before Kane County Judge Karen Simpson were all charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder. Some were charged in one murder while the others were accused in two. Police said all are believed to be members of one street gang.

Those who appeared and the amounts the judge ordered them held on include:

Jorge Alanis, 32, of 114 N. State St., Aurora, five counts, $1 million.

Michael Rodriguez, 33, of 1021 Sill Ave., Aurora, six counts, $1.5 million.

Roel Soto, 35, of 79 Pueblo Road, Montgomery, five counts, $1 million.

Angel “Doc” Luciano, 55, of 353 Spruce St., Aurora, six counts, $1 million.

Jimmy Torres, 32, of 118 Lake St., Batavia, five counts, $1.2 million.

Julian Acosta, 23, of 33 Pasadena, Oswego, two counts, $1 million.

George Torres, 30, of 711 Hamilton Ave., Aurora, five counts, $750,000.

Irving Childress, 32, of 316 Stone St., Joliet, six counts, $2 million.

Arnoldo Aguilar, 22, of 733 Superior St., Aurora, $800,000.

Shane Lopez, 31, of 1641 Kensington Place, Aurora, 11 counts, $4 million.

Charles Lantz, 26, of 30W280 Brown, West Chicago, $1 million.

All 11 men were in custody at the Kane County jail Saturday evening. Each would have to post 10 percent of the amount they are being held on in order to be let out of jail.

The men said little during the hearing, most giving only names and addresses when asked by Judge Simpson.

They were ordered back to court in the second week of July.

About 20 friends and family members of the men attended the hearing, but they were not allowed to speak to them. Several of the accused exchanged nods or smiles with friends and family.