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Emerald Court Murder Victim Identified As Gregory Holden

Police said Gregory Holden, 32, from the 2500 block of Meadowdale Lane, was fatally shot in his apartment on Dec. 8 around 11 a.m.

Woodridge police have identified the victim of as 32-year-old Gregory Holden. 

Holden lived in the 2500 block of Meadowdale Lane, police said, where the murder occurred. That block is located off of Janes Avenue across from the  and .

Police found Holden dead "from multiple gunshot wounds" in his apartment around 11 a.m. Dec. 8, according to a police press release. 

 said last week they believed someone broke into the apartment. 

The Woodridge Police Department along with investigators from the regional Felony Investigation Assistance Team are investigating the murder, police said. 

No charges have been filed, though "investigators are aggressively following all possible leads," according to the release. 

Police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

Greg Faber December 12, 2011 at 06:15 PM
And you wonder why Woodridge residents don't feel as safe as they used to. Landloards, please screen your applicants to keep the scum out! Renters stand up and fight for your safety. I live on Woodridge Drive and see Police & Fire responding to trouble at those apartments all day.
tishawn bennett December 12, 2011 at 08:42 PM
ummm what do u mean by that comment
glenn clark December 12, 2011 at 10:06 PM
WGC "Police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.," have they put the murderer in jail? If not, there is still a threat.
Greg Faber December 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Tishawn, What I meant is that every resident, no matter who they are or where they live needs to work together to provide a safe place to live for everyone and to identify and prosecute those who challange this belief.
Joseph Biondo December 12, 2011 at 11:30 PM
Greg, your are 100% percent correct! Landlords and the apartments management really need to take some responsibility in who they rent to!!!! almos all the violent crime in woodridge is in that apartment area of Janes.
tommy kozio December 13, 2011 at 03:52 AM
windsor lakes is not any better.dangerous place
mikey December 13, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Its not who they rent to some of the criminals live with the people and they just live there
Rose Matthews July 20, 2012 at 01:36 AM
some of u guys yall are some fucking idiots the principle of the matter is someone lost their life and lets not forget in front of his 2 children because he had a background makes him a bad person or its makes it ok for someone to come into his home and murder him???
Takisha Iammybrotherskeeper Holden September 11, 2012 at 06:19 PM
To Greg Faber and everyone else that agree with him words from my self to your ears and eyes KILL YOURSELF. While someone has lost their lives in front of their 2 kids all yall can think about is his backgorund. He passed the screening process just like yall did, I guess yall are mad cause you thought you would be the only one that can afford the apartment......REST IN HEAVEN BROTHERS FOR THESE PPL DON'T KNOW YOU AND MISSED OUT ON AN GREAT PERSON TO KNOW...LOVE YOU GREGORY HOLDEN
Takisha Iammybrotherskeeper Holden September 11, 2012 at 06:23 PM
My brother was never scum.. Before you can judge someone know that person 1st. Our pass is just our pass and when these charges were brought up they were from years ago. Let a person judge when they are perfect and NO1 IN THIS WORLD IS PERFECT, SO UNTIL THEN GOD HAVE MERCY ON UR SOUL WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN.
Takisha Iammybrotherskeeper Holden September 11, 2012 at 06:24 PM
THANKS ROSE AS LEAST SOMEONE IS THINKING ABOUT THE KIDS.

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