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Chief says cop-slaying suspects may have left


FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Even with 100 investigators on the ground for a second day, authorities in northern Illinois acknowledge they have no indication that three suspects wanted in the gun-slaying of an officer are still in the area.

Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says the officer provided no concrete description of the men he was pursuing on foot before he was shot, except to tell dispatchers that two of them were white and one was black. That has left investigators and members of the public trying to help them with little to go on.

Filenko told reporters Wednesday, however, that he felt they were making progress and were chasing down numerous leads, saying it only takes one tip to "break a case wide open."

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