Increased Reward Offered in January Shooting Death

A reward offered by a private group has been increased to $45,000 for any information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the subject(s) responsible for the shooting death of Matthew Lange, age 37, of Oswego.

On January 27, 2017, at approximately 7 p.m., Mr. Lange arrived at Scullen Middle School, located at 2815 Mistflower Lane, Naperville, Will County, IL to pick up his son, who was attending Polish School. Mr. Lange was shot while seated in his vehicle – a silver 2013 Hyundai Elantra, similar to the one pictured below – and died a short time later of his injuries.

Mr. Lange was a professor at Lewis University at the time of his death. Naperville Police are looking for any witnesses to the shooting and/or information about Matthew Lange or his vehicle on the day of or the days prior to the homicide that may assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to please contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 305-5453 or (630) 420-6006.

Silver 2013 Hyundai ElantraMatthew Lange


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