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Oak Lawn Man Found Unconscious Dies of Injuries

Oak Lawn police continue trying to determine if 51-year-old man was beaten or injured.

The Oak Lawn man who was found unconscious on his front doorstep in the early morning hours of Jan. 30 has died of his injuries, his family reported.

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Terry Reichert, 51, passed away at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Oak Lawn Police said he was found with facial injuries and unable to speak by his girlfriend at his him near 109th Street and Komensky Avenue.

Police and family members said that Reichert had presumably been laying unconscious outside for several hours after being injured.

The man’s girlfriend reported that her boyfriend might have been “jumped” or “battered,” a police news release said.

Reichert had been out the evening before with his brother at a Hometown tavern. Security video shows the brothers leaving the tavern at approximately 1:10 a.m. Jan. 30.

The brother dropped Reichert off at his home but did not wait to see if he got inside the house.

The Oak Lawn Police have opened an investigation. Police are trying to determine what happened between the times Reichert left the bar and was found by his girlfriend.

Police were not immediately available for comment.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call police at 708-422-8292.

Patch will update this story when more information becomes available.

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Just Me February 06, 2013 at 03:35 AM
And with all due respect to you, you deleted my comment and I know the family and was simply defending that the brother likely did exactly what you suggested--lost track of time. Should have deleted the comment from above questioning the brother, not mine. This is a tragic situation and the world lost a wonderful person in Terry Reichert. May he rest in peace.
Lorraine Swanson February 06, 2013 at 03:58 AM
I thought I deleted the comment. My apologies.
rick February 06, 2013 at 05:01 AM
Who's covering up What? RIP Mr.Reichert and prayers for your family
Jason Ball March 29, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Any updates on this?
SB March 29, 2013 at 06:53 PM
What are the Oak Lawn Police doing about this case?

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