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'Distinctive' Tattoo Helped Police Nab Suspect in Murder of Palos Park Man

Tattoos helped create a more detailed sketch of the suspect, who was arrested in Champaign last week.

A unique neck tattoo helped police on the hunt for a man accused of shooting a 66-year-old Palos Park man in March.

Tyneil Washington, 29, was ordered held without bail Monday, charged with killing Gold Coast business owner Herbert Goode, 66. The name "Pam" was inked onto Washington's neck, along with the words, "Cut Throat" across the front of his neck were included in a sketch of the suspect, NBC reports.

Washington allegedly shot Goode after an armed robbery attempt outside a warehouse he owns in the 2300 block of West 57th Street. Goode was collecting rent from tenants, prosecutors said. He walked back to his car, where he encountered Washington, and Washington shot him several times. 

Washington fled and Goode was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Chicago Police in May were informed Washington was living in Champaign and provided police there with the sketch. A $5 million arrest warrant was issued, and Washington was taken into custody Thursday.

Goode, the owner of custom framing Silver Cloud Galleries in Chicago, was described as a "jack of all trades and animal lover," as well as donor and volunteer to animal welfare organizations. He was active in local school boards and the Boy Scouts of America. 

"He touched a lot of lives,” son Alex Goode, 26, told the Tribune of his slain father. “It’s a blow to the community.”

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