Missing Man Charged With Parents' Murder
By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 9, 2008 7:37PM
Artur Shehu is still on the lam, but he was charged yesterday with two counts of first-degree murder for killing his parents. Syrja Shehu, 66, and his wife Safo, 67, were each shot once in the head, and were found dead in their Villa Park home early Monday morning, after Artur placed a call to the police. He was gone by the time police arrived.
Artur's car was later found by a North Side golf course near Waveland and Lake Shore.
Parking near the lake "could lead one to the inference that he must have jumped in the lake," [ DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph] Birkett said, adding that investigators have to assume Shehu is alive until they have evidence that he is not. "This wouldn't be the first time someone took the lives of family members, feigned suicide, then showed up years later," Birkett said.