Family Slaughtered; Even Dogs (video)

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( – In a horrifying quadruple murder, an entire family of four, including two young children, has been slaughtered at their home in a Chicago suburb – and the killer or killers even slayed their three dogs.

Police officers discovered the bodies of the four victims, father Alberto Rolon, mother Zoraida Bartolomei, and their sons, Adriel, 10, and Diego, 7, during a welfare check at about 8:40 p.m. on Sunday.

The family’s three dogs were also found fatally shot inside the suburban house in Romeoville, Illinois, 30 miles southwest of Chicago.

“Right now, we are investigating this as a murder,” Romeoville Deputy Police Chief Chris Burne told a press conference Monday, as cited by NBC Chicago and The New York Post.

He stressed the police didn’t think the case was a murder-suicide but thought that the local community was not at risk.

“Due to the timeframe that has gone by — more than 18 hours from the time we were contacted — we are not asking anybody to shelter in place, we are not actively looking for anybody in the area,” Burne said.

He added it was unknown if the parents were married. Valley View School District Superintendent Rachel Kinder told the public both murdered boys were students at RC Hill Elementary School.

According to the Romeoville police, the quadruple murder occurred between 9 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday.

Officers came to the family home after one of the parents didn’t show up at work at 6 a.m. on Sunday and didn’t respond to contact attempts.

“It’s so sad. They were nice people. They didn’t bother anybody. I hope they find out who did it,” Next-door neighbor Carol Love told ABC 7 Chicago.

In an update on Wednesday afternoon, the Romeoville police revealed that two persons suspected in the quadruple murder have been found shot and killed in a car in Oklahoma.

Burne told reporters that 31-year-old Nathaniel Huey Jr. from Streamwood, Illinois, and Ermalinda Palomo were considered persons of interest in the case, Channel 3 Now reports.

Police in Catoosa, Oklahoma, tried to pull over the suspects’ vehicle, but the driver attempted to flee, leading to a collision and fire, during which officers heard two gunshots.

Burne did not discuss a potential motive for the quadruple murder in Romeoville.