The children of Harry Dahms, the former Lake County Fair board member who was the victim of a homicide on June 1, issued a statement about their father whom they say had "a huge heart."
The following statement was released June 3 on behalf of Dahms' son, Harry Jr. and his daughter, Robin:
"Our dad was a hard-working, well-respected man who lived his life the way he wanted to. He wasn’t polished or refined but he had a huge heart and would go out of his way to help others. He loved his family and we love him and miss him terribly. We appreciate all the love, prayers and support we've received. We would like to thank those who have been questioned and have provided information to help this ongoing investigation. We would also like to thank all the officers, detectives, and staff with the Lake County Sheriff’s department who are working countless hours to catch his killer. If you have any information or witnessed anything – no matter how small – we beg you to step forward and contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Department."
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 847-377-4250.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 14000 block of Russell Road in Russell on June 1. They found Dahms, 68, of Russell, downed in his driveway.
"Our entire family is heartbroken at this loss," said a family spokesperson, who added that the statement provided is all the information they want to share at this difficult time.
A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Lake County Crime Stoppers. Visit their website at www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com/ or call their Tip Line at 1-847-662-2222.