Alleged gang member charged in woman's 2001 murder – Conservative Vice Lord

 

February 8, 2008

 

BY ANNIE SWEENEY AND ERIC HERMAN Staff Reporters

 

An alleged gang member has been charged with the murder of a 21-year-old Chicago woman who was found fatally shot in a car nearly seven years ago.

 

William Moore, 51, was charged this week with first degree murder for shooting Magdelena Idzikowska November 2001, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office said.

 

Moore was held on a $1.5 million bond Thursday morning by Cook County judge Don Panarese.

 

Moore , described as an “old-time’’ Conservative Vice Lord, was tracked down by Gang Intelligence officers who made the arrest.

 

Moore and Idzikowska were introduced by a mutual friend who worked with Moore , police said. They were not dating, and it was not immediately clear why Moore shot her that night.

 

Detectives from the Harrison Area and Cold Case squad have been tracking witnesses and acquaintances of Idzikowska’s since she was found inside a car in the 1300 block of West Carroll to find out what happened. They eventually came to Moore ’s name and during his interview, he allegedly agreed to give a DNA sample, police said.

 

The Illinois State Crime Laboratory connected Moore to the murder through the DNA test.