$1,000 reward offered for information on killing of Robert Cox, 62-year-old veteran found stabbed to death in Gresham

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information on the death of military veteran Robert L. Cox after the 62-year-old was found stabbed to death early Sunday in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

Cox was found about 12:40 a.m., lying facedown in an alley in the 8500 block of South Peoria. He had suffered stab wounds to the head and neck, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Cox, a West Town neighborhood resident, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:04 a.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Sunday found he died of multiple sharp force injuries, and his death was ruled a homicide.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and the $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer. Anyone with information is asked to call (800) 883-5587.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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