Update: Deceased Cicero man connected to homicide
Sept. 9, 2020 – Forensic evidence from the Oak Park apartment where 77-year-old Sergio Quiano was murdered in 2018 was linked to a 49-year-old Cicero man who had died by the time the DNA evidence was confirmed.
Police say Brian Lycko, who was 49 when he died in May 2019, was linked to the murder weapon through the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) in July 2019. Police continued to search for Lycko, including through various law enforcement databases, until his death was confirmed by the Illinois State Police in January 2020. Cause of death was not available.
Lycko’s DNA was in the CODIS system because he had served 18 years for the fatal beating of his 58-year-old roommate in 1997 in a basement apartment in the 7700 block of West Patterson Avenue in Chicago. He was 26 years old when charged with the crime Chicago Police said had started as a fight over a meatball sandwich.
Update: Medical Examiner rules death a homicide
Feb. 3, 2018 - The Cook Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a 77-year-old man whose body was found in his Oak Park apartment Friday as a homicide. The victim has been identified as Sergio Quiano.
Feb. 2, 2018 – Oak Park Police are investigating the death of a 77-year-old man whose body was found at about 1 p.m. today in his apartment in the 1000 block of North Boulevard.
The body was discovered by the building janitor who entered the apartment for a welfare check at the request of a friend of the deceased.
Police said there were no signs of forced entry into the apartment, but there were signs of foul play. Cause of death has not yet been determined by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
The West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, which combines the expertise and resources of multiple area police departments, has been asked to help in the investigation, including providing additional evidence technicians.
Police say the incident appears to be isolated and poses no risk to the public at large.
More information will be provided as it becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oak Park Police Department at 708.386.3800. Information may be provided anonymously by calling 708.434.1636 or online at www.oak-park.us/crimetip.