ROMEOVILLE, IL – A tragic discovery was made in a suburban Chicago home on Sunday night when police found a family of four and their three dogs, all fatally shot. The victims were identified as parents Alberto Rolon and Zoralda Bartolomei, and their two children, whose identities and ages have not been released due to the sensitive nature of the investigation that is currently going on.
The Romeoville Police Department was alerted by a concerned family member who requested a welfare check after one of the victims failed to show up for work that day. Deputy Chief Chris Burne stated that the police are currently seeking leads on any potential suspects involved in the crime.
Burne clarified during a Monday press conference that the perpetrator is not believed to be among the victims, ruling out the possibility of a murder-suicide. The exact motive behind the crime remains unknown, but Burne assured the community that there is no immediate threat, as detectives estimate that more than 18 hours had passed since the crime occurred.
The police believe the shootings took place between Saturday night and early Sunday morning. However, the reason behind this timing remains unclear. The Romeoville Police Department is urging anyone with relevant information to come forward to aid in the investigation.
Despite the horrific nature of the crime, Burne confirmed that there is no active police search for any suspects in the immediate vicinity of the home. “We are not actively looking for anybody in the area,” Burne said.