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Murderer from notorious Ripper Crew to begin life as a free man

CHICAGO - A member of the sadistic, four-man Ripper Crew - believed to have killed as many as 17 women in the 1980s - has been released from prison and is expected to return to DuPage County to live, authorities said Friday.

The Tribune has confirmed Thomas Kokoraleis has made plans to live at a Christian-based facility in the Wheaton area, according to law enforcement sources.

Kokoraleis was initially sentenced to life in prison for the 1982 slaying of 21-year-old Lorraine "Lorry" Ann Borowski of Elmhurst. But DuPage County prosecutors allowed him

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