Unsolved Case #29
Reference Number 01-03

Michael R. Sarniak, Sr.

Murdered September 10, 2000

$25,000 Reward for the Arrest and Conviction


The Channahon Police Department along with the Criminal Investigation Section of the Will County Sheriff's Department are attempting to identify the individual in reference to a homicide which occurred at the I & M Canal Towpath on Sunday, September 10, 2000 at approximately 3:30 pm.

This individual was seen running eastbound from the scene, and may possibly have information or involvement in the Homicide. This subject is described as a possible male Hispanic or male Asian, 5' 8" tall, 160 pounds, mid twenties, wearing a multi-colored small checked short sleeve shirt with a gray shirt underneath, khaki shorts, and dark colored gym shoes.

Suspect may be armed with an unknown caliber handgun.

This individual may be driving a vehicle similar to a late 1980's Ford Thunderbird, red in color, with wire hubcaps/wheels, possibly two door.

A $25,000 reward is being offered by the family for the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Michael R. Sarniak, Sr.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sergeant Ryan Shea or Investigator Edward Hayes at telephone number (815) 727-8574, or Channahon Detective Seargenat Dave Margliano.

If you have any information that may help solve this case, please contact the National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. at 1-888-818-7662 or by email at natlpomc@pomc.org. Be sure to include the reference number in any and all correspondence.

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The National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc.
4960 Ridge Avenue, Suite # 2
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209