Kevin Clewer's Family Looks for Support and Answers During Pride

Sun. June 27, 2004 12:00 AM by Kevin Wayne

Family & Friends Hope to Renew Interest in Investigation

Chicago, IL - The family of Kevin Clewer looked for support and answers during Chicago’s Gay Pride Celebration.

On March 24, Clewer was found naked, stabbed in the back more than 40 times in his apartment bedroom in the 3400 block of North Elaine. His murder remains unsolved.

Kevin Clewer’s relatives, partner and roommate wore T-shirts bearing his picture (above) during a news conference held Sunday morning outside the North Side apartment where he was found dead by his father.

“We believe someone has to know something,” Clewer’s former partner Scott McGowan told reporters. “They’ve had to have said something to some confidant or friend.”

Together, they marched in the Gay Pride Parade on Sunday hoping to generate renewed interest in the investigation.

Last Wednesday, Chicago Police announced the person previously sought for questioning in Clewer’s stabbing death has been identified as the prime suspect. (story)

In an effort to reinvigorate the investigation, police distributed fliers with the suspect’s photo and description throughout the Lakeview Neighborhood during Pride weekend.

Police describe the suspect as a Male White Hispanic, approx. 25 years old, 5' 7" tall, slim / athletic build, speaks with a Hispanic or European Spanish accent. He is thought to occasionally work as a male prostitute, though police stress there is no indication he was engaged in an act of prostitution the night of the homicide. (view police composite sketch)

Anyone with information is asked to call Belmont Area detectives at 312-744-8261.

The family has created a website ( to help generate interest in the investigation.