Harmony Real Estate owner Jack Feldkamp and his wife were knifed to death in their home about 8 o’clock last night.
After the Marengo Rescue Squad answered the call, the case was turned over to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department. Squads swarmed to the location next to the entrance of Coral Woods.
The assailant was neighbor Doran Bloom. He was shot dead by Feldkamp’s son Scott, who was also wounded.
Feldkamp had served as Coral Township Assessor, as well as running his real estate business.
Living next to Coral Woods and having developed the subdivision was new information to me.
I did have one conversation with Feldkamp that I found intriguing.
A man who owned land on Coon Creek in far southwestern McHenry County came in and said he wanted to sell his land for $5,000 an acre.
“You’re nuts,” Feldkamp told him. “It floods all the time. No one would pay that much.”
After mulling the request over in his head a bit, Feldkamp exclaimed, “I know who’ll pay that much. The (McHenry County) Conservation District.”
And MCCD did buy it for $5,000 an acre.