AURORA, Ill. —- (WGN) -- A convicted murderer has registered as a sex offender in Aurora days after his release from prison.
Thomas Kokoraleis, now 58, was a member of the infamous and sadistic "Ripper Crew" that killed as many as 18 Chicago-area women in the 1980s. Authorities said the group consisted of Kokoraleis, his brothers and two others.
Kokoraleis was released from prison Friday after serving half of a 70-year sentence for killing Lorraine "Lorry" Borowski in 1982. Kokoraleis and Borowski were both 21 at the time, according to state records.
Kokoraleis told local police he plans to live at the Aurora-based halfway house Wayside Cross Ministries. The Illinois Sex Offender Registry lists his home address in Wheaton