Police plan on Monday to go over security surveillance cameras at Oak Forest Hospital to see who showed up after Kelly, partially in hopes of identifying a white-haired man who tried to drive away in Kelly's SUV before hospital police stopped him.
"That's [Kelly's] best friend, that's all we know right now," Welch said, adding that police also will target the text messages allegedly sent by Kelly to Flores-Buhelos.
In a news conference that veered toward the bizarre, Welch accused Flores-Buhelos of holding information back from police.
"Flores has 'lawyered up,' as we call it in the trade," said Welch, a former police sergeant in Country Club Hills, later holding up Flores-Buhelos driver's license for the news media to photograph.
Reached by phone, Flores-Buhelos declined to comment Sunday, other than to sigh and say, "You know," when asked how she is doing.
Her attorney, Terry Gillespie, said the suggestion that his client was being uncooperative is "unconscionable grandstanding." He and Flores-Buhelos are scheduled to meet with Country Club Hills police Monday morning, Welch said.
One person talking publicly Sunday about Kelly's death was Blagojevich.
From New York, where the former governor has been publicizing a new book, Blagojevich used his weekly radio show to blame his friend's death partly on federal prosecutors who had been trying to pressure Kelly into cooperating.
"Chris Kelly took his life because of the pressure he was under," Blagojevich said during his show on WLS-AM.
"He refused to make it easier on himself to lie about someone else," the former governor said, referring to Blagojevich's pending case. "He refused to lie about someone and not stand up for the truth."
Vowing to beat his own charges, Blagojevich added: "My friend Chris Kelly's death will not be in vain."
Tribune reporters John Chase, Stacy St. Clair, William Lee, Carlos Sadovi, Andrew L. Wang and Hal Dardick and freelance reporter Marjorie Ritchie contributed to this report. email@example.com