While Rich Caccamo, Jeremy’s brother, said he’s relieved that Brand was taken off the streets – more than anything he wishes he could have Jeremy back. The arrest, however, does give his family a sense of closure, Rich Caccamo said.
“Potentially, a lot of people’s lives are saved now by getting him off the streets,” Rich Caccamo said. “At least from his direction there is no one else that will have to go through what we went through. We thank the detectives repeatedly for all the hard work and dedication they’ve made to our case.”
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched July 5 to Jeremy Caccamo’s home in the 4500 block of East Wonder Lake Road in unincorporated Wonder Lake. Jeremy Caccamo was found dead in his bedroom after he was delivered less than 1 gram of a substance containing heroin from Brand, according to court documents.
Over three months, detectives worked with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office and the McHenry County coroner to collect evidence. Jeremy Caccamo’s phone showed that on July 4, he arranged for Brand to bring him heroin, court records show.
Rich Caccamo said it is important for people in recovery to give their phone passwords to a trusted person because it helped in Jeremy’s case to unlock the phone and use information in it.