Family ‘hopeful' for break in case

Family ‘hopeful' for break in case


Kevin Jack's family saved up enough money to offer a $5,000 reward one year ago for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for his death in June 2002.

They still have the money.

So Laurie and Marvin Jack of Davenport again will hang up fliers at Quad-City grocery stores and bars this weekend, seeking any information about the unsolved death of their 21-year-old son.

"We're always hopeful," Laurie Jack said. "I just think there's someone who knows. I would think their conscious would have to get to them."

The family knows Kevin Jack went to the Davenport bar where he usually shot pool the night of June 14, 2002.

But how he ended up dead of multiple internal injuries about 10 blocks away in the 5700 block of Pine Street early the next morning remains a mystery this week, the three-year anniversary of his death.

Kevin Jack's death will remain unsolved unless more information is found out, Davenport police Capt. David Struckman said.

"We have some theories but we have nothing to back them up," he said. "It's always an open investigation."

His parents' effort again coincides with the annual Sturgis on the River motorcycle event in downtown Davenport taking place this weekend, the same event that was taking place during Kevin Jack's death.

They hope someone who will be in town this year may be familiar with their son's movements that night.

And if so, they hope that person sees the flier and calls the Davenport Police Department at (563) 326-7795 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad-Cities at (309) 762-9500.

"We think maybe Kevin now was beat up and there was more than one person involved," Laurie Jack said. "Somebody knows something out there. All it needs is one piece of the puzzle."

The family also will conduct a small, private candlelight vigil.

Todd Ruger can be contacted at

(563) 383-2493 or



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