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NBC Chicago reported today that an arrest has been made in connection with the 12 year-old murder of Jennifer Boyd.
Jennifer Boyd of Alsip, was fatally stabbed August 3, 2002, while working as a a manager at Public Storage, 6990 W 79th St., Bedford Park.
According to the NBC Chicago report, a former Oak Lawn resident Steven Podkulski, 40 has been charged with first-degree murder in Boyd's death and is being held in lieu of $3 million bail.
Podkulski is currently incarcerated in Stateville Correctional Center where he is serving a prison sentence for burglary and theft charges. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections website, Podkulski's was to be paroled Wednesday. Sources say the arrest was timed to coincide with Podkulski's pending parole.
Boyd's sister Rebecca Hernandez organized a memorial balloon launch in August, on the twelfth anniversary of the murder, to celebrate Jennifer life and bring awareness to the unsolved case (see Bedford Park Murder Victim Remembered In Unsolved Case).