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Osco #404 Tragedy: Connie Zalewski

Connie Zalewski
Part-time Clerk
Osco #404 South Bend, Indiana

Connie Zalewski, 43, was one of three employees of Osco #404 in South Bend, Indiana who were shot to death on Saturday morning August 25, 1990 inside the store during an armed robbery.  She had graduated from Wabash College in Indiana with a degree in education.  Connie was a native of South Bend.  In 1985, she resigned from a teaching position in Arizona to return to South Bend to care for her ailing parents.  Connie had worked for Osco at the Western Avenue store for nearly five years. 

April 1991: South Bend general manager Jeff Reynolds visits with Connie's parents Alice and Walter Zalewski


Neither of Connie's parents lived to see an arrest for the crime.  Connie's mother died in 1993 and her father passed away in 1996. 

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Related Stories:

Scott A. Dick

Tracy L. Holvoet


Other Articles:

2015: Remembering Scott, Tracy and Connie

2015: The South Bend Tragedy

2015: Christopher Allen

2004: Appeal of Christopher Allen’s Conviction

1990 – 1996: Media Coverage

1991: Full Page Notice Placed by Families of the Victims

1990: An Open Letter from #404 Store Employees

1990: September Memorial Service


2015 Commentaries: (please log-in to access)