CONSTANTINE— It was a crime that shocked the small village of Constantine. Jodi Parrack, 11, left a friend’s house on her bike and never made it home. Her body was found in a nearby cemetery that night. Three years after Parrack’s death, her killer has still not been found.
Instead of giving up on the investigation, police are putting forth more effort to solve the crime.
“I’m determined to find this person,” said Jim Bedell, the Constantine police chief. “An 11-year-old girl, it’s just not right. I have an 11-year-old granddaughter and I just can’t imagine anybody doing that.”
Chief Bedell said he lives and sleeps the case.
“I dream about it. Geez, it’s just consumed me,” he said.
He started investigating Parrack’s murder as soon as he became chief of police in June of 2009. Her pictures hang on his office walls, and every week he investigates new tips. Still, he has not been able to track down her killer.