Monday, January 11, 2010

Lacey Gaines: Fighting Beyond the Grave For Justice

Lacey Gaines was barely 20 years of age when her body was discovered on the kitchen floor of her apartment. The year before she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

Chances are Lacey left the baby with a relative that day because she felt something in her "gut" was wrong. At 7 p.m. the evening of December 7, 2009 Lacey was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

In early 2009, she sought direction and support from various family members because she was a victim of domestic violence. Like many women, Lacey worked two jobs to support she and her child. She was an excellent mother.

On March 18, 2009, in a Cook County, Illinois court, a petition to establish parentage was filed by the baby's father, SANCHEZ REGELIO [Sanchez has used several alias in the past and I am not sure what legal name he is currently using]. The case link is HERE.  Everyone called him "Daniel" including Lacey. Sanchez took the paternity test and was proven to be the baby's father sometime in May of 2009.

Briefly in 2009, I spoke with Lacey on the phone and she was terrified of Daniel, the child's father. At that time, Lacey indicated she needed more time to think about the best plan of action for her safety, which is very common for any woman being abused, and I did not hear back from her.

A huge red flag, at least in my opinion, is the fact that Sanchez allowed the paternity case to go off the court call on September 25, 2009. Indicating to me that he was up to no good.

Lacey had begun a new life for herself by moving to a new residence and beginning a relationship with a man who did not abuse her. He was good for she and her son. Lacey hoped one day in the near future, after the couple married, he could adopt the child as his own.

Sanchez, according to sources, grew increasingly violent over the new relationship, abused Lacey each time he saw her or picked up the child during visitation, fitting the profile of "if I can't have her no one can." Remember Lacey ended the relationship and Sanchez was enraged over her decision to go on with her life minus this coward. Most abuser's cannot handle rejection, this includes Sanchez.

Now, a month after Lacey Gaines murder, police in the town of Justice, Illinois still do no have a person in custody. Why does it take so long for justice in cases of intimate family homicide?

Lacey Gaines did not deserve to die. In my opinion she stood up to the abuser and for that her life was taken away. Her son will never know the courage and warmth of this amazing woman.

I am asking that you take a moment to sign a petition for Justice for Lacey [pictured on there left] at:

Police are asking for the public's assistance. All tips are anonymous.

Please, if you have information about this murder please call: 

Justice Police Department
Thomas C Bockmann, Deputy Chief of Police
7800 S Archer Rd, Justice, IL 60458
Ph: 708 458-2191


Anonymous said...

Left by my friend Lacey on MySpace wall:

So i am not always perfect and i have done some bad things in my short life here . But i am honestly trying to be better and to change because i realize that the way i was living was getting me no were.

I guess i am just stuck in a bad spot because .. The Pendejo i was with before doesn't want to let me go and doesn't want me to be happy ... So how do you Fix everything .. when Someone wont let go ...

Unknown said...

Are you telling me that her ex has never been charged for this hideous and senseless crime?

Susan Murphy Milano's Journal said...

Tina, that is correct. The man has yet to be charged.

Anonymous said...

Why can't police get there act together on cases of family homicide? Not aarresting the person is outrageous!

Anonymous said...

Can you talk about the similarities between this case and Kimberly Smith murder in Oconomowoc, WI on your radio show?

Waukesha — Kimberly Smith was murdered in her Oconomowoc home Oct. 1 as part of a plot for her ex-boyfriend to get custody of their 4-year-old son, authorities said Thursday in announcing the arrests of the ex-boyfriend and two other men on homicide charges.

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Susan Murphy-Milano said...

To The Person leaving the link on --Kimberly Smith murder in Oconomowoc, WI I can do a few things on this case but not on todays radio show. Could you email me with your name and a number to contact you so I can properly expose the case and her murder.

My email address is

Anonymous said...

Please download print and post Reward Flyer for Lacey Gaines Murder Case #09-06670 Justice, IL

This case is STILL unsolved.

Cherry said...

To read remarks from friend after listening to show go to:

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