Parents, two children and three dogs found shot to death in Chicago-area home | ET REALITY


Officers checking on a family at a Chicago-area home found two parents and two children shot to death and said police were still looking for leads on anyone who may have been involved.

The discoveries were made Sunday night after a family member asked police for a “welfare check” because one of the victims didn’t show up for work that day, said Romeoville Police Department Deputy Chief Chris Burne.

“We do not believe the offender is among the victims at this time,” he said during a news conference Monday. “It’s not a murder-suicide.”

Police officers investigate the scene in Romeoville, Illinois, on September 18, 2023.
Police officers investigate the scene in Romeoville, Illinois, on Monday.NBCChicago

Three dogs, also shot to death, were also found in the house, he said.

The parents were identified as Alberto Rolón and Zoralda Bartolomei, the deputy chief said. It was unclear whether they were married, he said, but they were the parents of the two child victims.

Those two were not identified and Burne declined to reveal their ages and genders, citing the ongoing investigation and their “sensitive” nature.

“A family member did not show up for work at 6 a.m. on Sunday, September 17, and did not respond to phone calls throughout the day, causing family members to become concerned,” Romeoville police said. in a statement on Monday. .

Officers made the discovery after the 8:43 p.m. report Sunday, the department said.

Detectives believe the shootings took place between 9 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday, Burne said. It was not clear exactly why.

Any possible motive was a mystery, but the deputy chief said police do not believe the community was at risk because detectives believe more than 18 hours have passed since the crime occurred.

Detectives are looking for anyone who may have been involved and hope witnesses and informants can help. “Anyone with information is asked to contact the Romeoville Police Department,” police said in Monday’s statement.

Burne said there is no active police search for any suspected assailant near the home.

“We are not actively looking for anyone in the area,” Burne said.

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