Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Mutahir Rauf Murder Investigation

December 6, 2014

Loyola Community,

As we all continue to mourn the death of student Mutahir Rauf, we wanted to update you on the status of the investigation of his murder.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is the lead investigatory agency, and detectives are actively looking for information that will lead to the identification and arrest of the two offenders of this horrific crime. According to the CPD report, the offenders are described as follows:

  • Offender #1 – male, black, 18-20 years of age, wearing a black ski mask and a black hoodie
  • Offender #2 – male, black or Hispanic, 18-20 years of age, wearing a black knit cap and a black hoodie

If you or anyone you know has information that may be of assistance in this case, please contact CPD (9-1-1) or Campus Safety (773.508.6039). If you were in the area of Albion and Lakewood between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, December 5, and you witnessed anything you consider unusual—people loitering in the area, a car that was left running with no driver, or even individuals who appeared to be running away from the area in a suspicious manner—please contact CPD or Campus Safety immediately.

Our focus remains centered on the safety of our Loyola, and greater, community. Campus Safety personnel continue to actively patrol on- and off-campus locations on foot, bicycle, and in marked and unmarked squad cars 24 hours a day. We ask that you help us with this task by remaining aware of your surroundings and by reporting suspicious behavior as soon as you see it.

In order to keep the campus community updated on this case, all future information will be posted on the Campus Safety website at LUC.edu/safety/alerts. I ask that you please visit this link if you are looking for the most current information.

Campus Safety joins the Loyola community in sending our thoughts and prayers to Mutahir’s family.

Sincerely,

Tom Murray
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety

December 5, 2014

Loyola Community,

Campus Safety is writing to let you know that shots were fired at Albion and Lakewood around 8 p.m. this evening. During the incident, an individual was shot and killed.

We do not have any other confirmed information at this time, and we do not have a description of the offender or offenders. We are working closely with the Chicago Police Department on the investigation.

Once we have more details, we will provide you with an update. If you know anything about the incident, please contact 9-1-1 immediately.

Sincerely,

Tom Murray
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety