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April 03, 2013
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Chicago cop found dead in apparent suicide

The officer was being investigated for an alleged rape when he took his own life

By PoliceOne Staff

CHICAGO — A Chicago officer was found dead with a gunshot to the head in his home this morning in an apparent suicide, authorities said.

Edgar Neal, a 26-year veteran of the department, was being investigated for a rape accusation, according to ABC 7.

An unidentified girl, 17, was told to come to the station to point out her attacker Wednesday, after she reported the incident, when officers heard the news of Neal’s death and the police line-up was canceled.

"She's saying she feels responsible for that, and I was telling my baby, 'Don't feel responsible for that,” the girl’s mother told the media. "He was scared that it was coming down and he was fitting to be arrested.”

The investigation of the rape and suicide are ongoing. 

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