The Daily Herald from Arlington Heights, Illinois on March 8, 2008 · Page 298
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SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2008 DAILY HERALD SECTION 1 PAGE 9 Victim: Text messages to mother were a giveaway LC234567 Ghicagohvid Kids Continued from fhge 1 adopt Newman's identity. He dressed in Newman's clothes so investigators would believe it was Squire who had died in the Lake Harrington garage, police said. As the details of his death emerged, Newman's friends and family grappled with the news that he had trusted the wrong person in an effort to land a better job to support his mother and help pay her medical bills. Newman had talked of Squire's offer at least a month ago, said Emil Corona, his great-uncle in Arlington Heights. Newman told his mother and co-workers he was going to meet with Squire on Feb. 23 at his home to discuss a job in Missouri where he would earn at least $5 more an hour than the $10 he pulled in at Home Depot. Taking the higher-paying job would help him and his half-brother earn more money to help take care of their mother, Corona said. "Justin was hoping to make a lot of money," Corona said. Maurer also recalled Newman chatting up the job offer in recent weeks. "He was like, 'Dude, I got to move up and make more money,'" Maurer said. "The guy had dreams." Newman got a job bagging groceries at the Jewel in Lake Zurich when he was 16 before landing a job at Home Depot when he turned 18. He worked the 4 a.m.-to-l p.m. shift. At the South Shore park, he would often help neighbors carry their groceries. "You would have no problems having this guy as a son or a brother," Corona said. "This boy was a good boy." Newman was a fan of NASCAR racing and loved to watch Cubs games on warm summer nights on the deck of their mobile home when they lived in Lake Zurich. Newman lived with his mother in Wood Dale before moving to the South Shore park in 2004. He attended Fenton High School for his freshman year, 2002-03, a school spokeswoman said; When told of Squire's offer, Maurer said he told Newman to think about it since he was skeptical given the housing market downturn. "I told him right now is not a good time for contractors," he said. "We just said you really have to think about it." Newman's mother reported him missing Feb. 25. She also told police that she received text messages from Newman's cell phone, telling her that he was OK but out of town. That raised a red flag among Newman's friends, who said he didn't like to text message. Investigators said it was Squire sending Newman's mother those texts. "Justin would r'ather call you than text," Maurer said. "Once I got the word that (his mom) got a text message from him, we knew there was a problem." Family members and friends are disturbed at the thought he was targeted by Squire only because they shared a familiar physique. "They're beside themselves. They're like in a coma," Corona said. Funeral arrangements were pending Friday. A fund has been set up tto help the family with funeral arrangements and to help support Newman's mother with her health expenses. Anyone interested can donate to the Justin Newman Memorial Fund through Harris Bank, ID number 80-0156880. / ' March 8 & 9,2008 Renaissance Convention Center 1551 Thoreau Dr..' Schaumburcjjl ' ' Saturday 9am-6pm 6th Annual Presentation . Sunday lOam-Spm Paid Advertisement Free Workshop Reveals 7 Ways To Slash College Costs LIBERTYVILLE - An extremely popular free workshop is being held for the parents of college bound high school students (juniors and younger preferably) during the month of March at the Libertyville Sports & Fitness Complex. The workshop will focus on little- known ways of getting money for college, no matter how much income you make, or how good of a student you have. The class will include such topics as how to double or triple your eligibility for free grant money, the secret to sending your child to a private or state school for less than the cost of a junior college, and the single biggest mistake that 9 out of 10 parents make when planning for college. The workshop dates are Thursday, March 6" 1 , Tuesday March 11* and Thursday, March 20*, all three willbefrom7:15to8:45PMat the Libertyville Sports and Fitness Complex on Highway 45 in Libertyville. A Saturday workshop will be offered on Saturday, March 22,2008 at the Antioch Senior Center 817 Holbek Dr. Antioch, IL 60002. The Saturday workshop will be from 9:15 to 10:45AM and is being taught by Steve Nosek, a partner in College Planning Specialist-Illinois, LLC, with 24 years of financial services experience. Seating is free, but limited by the size of the room. To reserve your seat, call 866-795-0451 Ext. 701. 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