The family still waits for answers. His sister still after all these years misses her “big brother” and want justice. She has asked us to shared Eddie’s story in hopes that someone will come forward to try to help bring a small amount of peace to the family.
Around 10 p.m. on April 7, 1988, Caledonia police responded to the 7200 block of Lakeshore Drive in the Crestview subdivision . The call came in from a passerby who thought a boy had fallen off his bike, Caledonia Police stated.
An officer who arrived on the scene instead found a critically injured 22-year-old Eddie Gerardo lying in a driveway. Eddie was rushed to the hospital where he died of stab wounds.
According to a story printed in the Journal Times
Caledonia police launched a full investigation into Eddie’s death in 1988. They had a suspect in the case, but never gathered enough evidence to make an arrest. About seven or eight years ago police started a cold case investigation of the homicide. Investigators from their department and the Racine County Sheriff’s Department worked on nothing else.
“They came to a conclusion that was different than the first investigation,” according to Caledonia Police. “They came up with a different suspect.”
Caledonia police still believe the suspect from the second investigation is the person who killed Gerardo, but they don’t have enough evidence to arrest him. According to authorities “He’s still out there”.
Anyone with information on Eddie Gerardo’s death is asked to call the Caledonia Police Department’s Detective Bureau at (262) 835-4423.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at (888) 636-9330, sent via e-mail at http://racine.crimestoppersweb.com/ or by text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing in TIP417 and your message.