Tyneil Washington

Tyneil Washington (Cook County Sheriff / June 2, 2014)

A “distinctive” neck tattoo led police to the man charged with killing a Gold Coast business owner, prosecutors said today as a judge ordered the alleged killer held without bail.

Tyneil Washington, 29, has the name “Pam” tattooed on the right side of his neck, a marking that was noted on the police sketch of a suspect after the March slaying.

Washington also has the words “Cut Throat” above a line tattooed on the front of his neck, booking photos show.

On March 1, Herbert Goode, 66, was collecting rent from his tenants at a six-unit industrial building he owns in the 2300 block of West 57th Street, prosecutors and family said.

It was about 2 p.m. when he finished and walked back to his vehicle, said Assistant State’s Attorney Alex Molesky.

A witness working on his truck outside the warehouse saw Goode and Washington struggling, she said. Goode got outside of his vehicle and Washington shot him several times, hitting him once in the neck.

Washington allegedly fled and Goode was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Chicago police detectives learned of the “Pam” tattoo and that Washington had made statements admitting to the murder, Molesky said.

In May, they learned he was living in Champaign and sent a police sketch of the suspect to police there.

A $5 million arrest warrant was issued and Washington was taken into custody in the North Kenwood neighborhood on Thursday.

Judge Laura Sullivan ordered him held without bail this afternoon.

Herbert Goode grew up in Larchmont, N.Y., and traveled all over the country before settling in Chicago, his son Alex Goode previously told the Tribune. He was a cabbie in New York “for a minute,” and was an art dealer for a number of years, his son said.

“He was kind of one of those Swiss Army knives, where he knew something about everything,” Alex Goode said.

Animals were a passion, and he was known to bring home strays. Most recently, he adopted an abandoned kitten that he had found at his factory.

“He was always that guy,” his son said. “He’d call and my mom would be like, ‘Oh God, how many legs does it have?’”

Goode is also survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Karen Goode.

A “nontraditionalist” and avid motorcycle rider, Goode left clear instructions regarding his remains, his son said. He wanted his ashes spread at the Hinsdale Animal Cemetery and in South Dakota’s Bear Butte State Park, where the family would take motorcycle trips every year.

 

sschmadeke@tribune.com