Dean J. Faulk

Dean J. Faulk

Hickory Hills man charged in grandfather’s murder

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By Nuha Abdessalam

A 32-year-old Hickory Hills man has been charged with first-degree murder in the June 21 death of his 90-year-old grandfather.

Dean J. Faulk was charged on June 22 with the June 21 murder of Dean L. Faulk.

Police said they responded to a call at 9:45 a.m. June 21 at a residence in the 8700 block of 81st Court by a family member who had gone to check on the elder Faulk. Both men lived in the home.

Police said they found the elder Faulk was the victim of an apparent homicide. According to published reports, he was covered in a plastic bag and a bloody ax was found near the body. Family members were trying to obtain a restraining order against the younger Faulk at the time of the murder.

Faulk was ordered held at Cook County Jail during an initial court hearing June 23 at the Cook County Courthouse at 2600 S. California. He was scheduled for another court hearing on July 18 at the Bridgeview Courthouse.

The Hickory Hills Police Department and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are actively investigating the incident.

2 Comments

  1. Bailey spielman on June 26, 2024 at 7:58 pm

    To everyone out there that wants to automatically think my brother is a monster…here are some things you don’t know..
    Dean J Faulk was an amazing loving caring all around great human. He would do anything to help someone. He wanted to spread love and kindness..dean has known first hand of all sorts of pain and sadness and regret. He tried to work every sober day for healing.

    It is no secret that my brother has had an ongoing drug problem for 13yrs..
    It’s no secret that he had mental illnesses…including schizophrenia. And paranoia. That he has repeatedly tried getting help for …even before the drugs took over.
    Dean was currently going back to therapy..he was trying to find a way to heal himself.
    He grew his own mushrooms cause he read that could help. He was always trying new things trying to get a way to be free of his mental prison..

    He has gotten off drugs so many damn times and yes he went back but he never stopped fucking trying.

    He wanted nothing more than to find peace, a wife and have his own family.
    But he was always alone and depressed. ..
    Then he gave up his job and social life to care for his elderly grandparents one w dementia and couldn’t walk.

    That alone is enough to drive a sain person into a depression state.

    So take all that and it is one big recipe for disaster.

    There were warning signs..everytime he would disappear..I would tell the family out in il that it was drugs…that I needed to get him here…Noone would listen ..Noone would make him go..Noone would kick him out so that he would go… why??? Because they all loved him and NOONE EVER FOR ONE DAMN SECOND thought he could or would ever do something like this…this WAS NOT DEAN…IT WAS PSYCHOSIS!!!

    Yes police were called on multiple occasions where he was threatening to hurt other people…but yet again not a single person was removed from the home…and the police didn’t do shit..even tho they were told of him seeing things that weren’t there…but even worse no one took the elderly people out of that home…I don’t care if they wanted to stay or not it should not have been allowed!!

    There are more to blame here than just dean…
    It’s easy to put shit off on the sick guy..on the drug addict… as long as we don’t have to interupt our own daily lives right…but then when something bad happens it’s ohhh let him burn let him serve life…he’s a monster….

    Fuck that there are way more people that need to be held accountable here than just dean!!

    I am not for one damn second saying he should be free or that he is innocent…so don’t twist my shit…

    Dean IS SICK… HE NEEDS HELP…

    one poor sweet amazing human had to loose their life…cause NOONE DID ANYTHING..now we’re going to throw the other away??

    Fuck that shit..

    I fully believe w every ounce of my being that he did NOT know what the hell he was doing…he loved that man ..he idolized him.. he wouldn’t come stay w me cause he needed to care for them…

    He is going to be absolutely devastated if he ever realizes what he’s done.

    And another damn thing, yall want to say he had all these weapons in his trunk..yall trying to twist this into some kind of premeditated shit…well it wasn’t! Dean was waaaay deep into the conspiracy theories…he despised the government and fully thought there was going to be an emp. He also has history of blackouts…just two months ago he ended up in Chicago and doesn’t know how he got there or what happened…so ya know what he did…he prepared himself a “bug out” bag. And kept it in his trunk in case of an emergency or incase he “got lost” again…I have the text messages to prove it.. I also have hundreds of messages talking about his grandparents how much he loved them and cared for them and wanted to make his papa proud of him.

    Dean was sick, he is sick, he needs help..he is a kind loving uplifting human and doesn’t deserve to be thrown away.



  2. Ash on June 28, 2024 at 1:49 pm

    I love dean and I agree he was one of the sweetest people I known literally I called him Superman so sorry his illness took over -Ash Kash



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