Romeoville shooting: Memorial grows outside Concord Avenue home where family of 4 was found murdered | ET REALITY


2 adult victims identified as Alberto Rolón, Zoraida Bartolomei

ByStephanie Wade WLS logo

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 9:56 am

Memorial grows outside Romeoville home where family of 4 was found dead

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (WLS) — A small memorial with flowers and candles is growing outside the home where a family of two adults, two children and their dogs were found dead Sunday.

They were found at their home in Romeoville on Concord Avenue, just off Independence Boulevard.

Meanwhile, police continue to search for whoever killed the family.

Neighbors were left stunned by the gruesome discovery as police continue to search for the person or people who did this.

Police said Sunday night, while conducting a welfare check, they found the four victims dead inside their home on Concord Avenue in the Hampton Park subdivision of Romeoville.

The Will County Coroner identified the deceased adults as Alberto Rolón, 38, and Zoraida Bartolomei, 32.

Authorities have not named the couple’s two children, who neighbors said were around 7 and 9 years old. The family’s three dogs were also shot to death.

Police searched the home non-stop for evidence as they work to gather clues.

“Due to the time that has passed, more than 18 hours from the time we were contacted, we are not asking anyone to shelter in place,” said Romeoville Deputy Police Chief Chris Burne: “We are not actively searching for anyone in the area, but we always ask our residents to have a good sense of self-awareness and to report anything they may consider suspicious.

Neighbors said the family had moved into the house in April and had remained silent.

“It’s disconcerting, very disconcerting,” said neighbor Dan Lugo. “We moved from the city to come to this quiet area, which has always been quiet, and to come and have something like this happen is quite complicated.”

A neighbor said both adult victims had jobs. The man worked in a warehouse for a beverage company and gave his free beer ration to that neighbor because the family didn’t drink.

Police said the victims were killed sometime between Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

They offered no motive or description of the shooter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Romeoville Police Department at 815-886-7219.

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