Brian Lycko, a man from Cicero, Illinois, who died last year has just been linked to the murder of a man in Oak Park in 2018. According to the Oak Park police, through DNA evidence, Lycko was linked to the murder weapon used to kill Sergio Quiano, 77, inside his downtown apartment.

On February 2, 2018, Quiano’s friend called for a well-being check on the elderly’s apartment. A maintenance worker found the door to the man’s apartment open and discovered the body inside the bedroom.

The Cook County medical examiner reported that Quiano was stabbed four times in his neck, ruling his death as a homicide. A knife and a wallet were also discovered between the box spring of the bed and the mattress. Because there were no signs of forced entry, the Oak Park police claimed the incident to be “isolated.”

Through the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), Lycko’s DNA was linked to the murder weapon in July 2019. The police attempted to locate him and eventually learned of his death from the Illinois State Police earlier this year. Lycko was 49 when he died in May 2019.

According to the police, Lycko’s DNA was in the CODIS system because he had served 18 years for the fatal beating of his roommate, 58, in 1997. He was only 26 when he was charged with the crime. Because of the match on the DNA profiles, police are now classifying the Oak Park case as closed.

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