Five people found dead in possible murder-suicide at home in Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove 


Five people are found dead in possible murder-suicide at Chicago home where ‘two elementary aged children lived’ after officers were called for wellness check

  • Police in Illinois are investigating after five people were found dead in a possible murder-suicide in a Buffalo Grove home
  • Officers were dispatched to a home in the 2800 block of Acacia Terrace around 11am for a welfare check on a woman
  • The law enforcement officials forced entry and found the five people deceased
  • The identities of the victims are being held at this time as police notify next of kin
  • Neighbors told WGN reporters that a husband, wife, and two ‘elementary aged children’ lived in the home where police responded 
  • The neighbor said she had noticed police activity at the home over the past several months  
  • The matter is under investigation by police at this time  

Police in Illinois are investigating after finding five people deceased in a ‘domestic-related incident,’ possibly a murder-suicide, at a home where ‘two small children lived’ in Buffalo Grove. 

According to WGN, police officers were called to a home in the suburban village, located just about 30 miles north of Chicago, around 11.10am for a welfare check on a woman. 

The officers responded to a home in the 2800 block Acacia Terrace where a neighbor said a husband, a wife, and two ‘elementary aged children,’ a boy and girl, lived. 

The officers were ‘unable to make contact’ with anyone inside of the home. 

‘Forced entry was deemed necessary + a sweep of the home was conducted,’ the village of Buffalo Grove announced on Twitter Wednesday. During the sweep, the five deceased individuals were found. 

The bodies of five individuals were found inside a home in Buffalo Grove, Illinois Wednesday morning 

Officers were first called to the scene around 11am for a welfare check at a home in the 2800 block of Acacia Terrace

Officers were first called to the scene around 11am for a welfare check at a home in the 2800 block of Acacia Terrace 

Neighbors told local media that two 'elementary aged children' live in the home

Neighbors told local media that two ‘elementary aged children’ live in the home

This initial message from the Village of Buffalo Grove's Twitter account was posted just after 7pm Wednesday

This initial message from the Village of Buffalo Grove’s Twitter account was posted just after 7pm Wednesday

Officials said that a preliminary investigation has indicated the five deaths stem from a ‘domestic-related incident.’ 

At this time, police believe there is no threat to the general public and officers are not searching for a suspect. 

Officials have not shared how the individuals died. 

Michelle, a neighbor who spoke with WGN, said that the family who live at the address moved in about four years ago. 

‘We would see the kids playing about,’ Michelle told the local outlet. ‘They would have friends and family gatherings. Nothing too out of the ordinary so it’s a big shock to have all this occurring, especially during this time of the year.’ 

The neighbor also said she had noticed police activity at the house over the past several months.

‘It’s never something you want to delve into, but things like that you notice,’ she said. 

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is assisting in the investigation, according to Buffalo Grove officials. 

The names of the deceased are not being released at this time. Their identities will be released when their next of kin has been notified.

‘More information will be shared as it becomes available,’ the village said in a tweet Wednesday evening. 

In a follow up tweet, officials said that the Lake County Major Crime Task Force is assisting and that the identities of the victims are being held at this time

In a follow up tweet, officials said that the Lake County Major Crime Task Force is assisting and that the identities of the victims are being held at this time

Another tweet said that police do not believe there is any 'threat to the public'

Another tweet said that police do not believe there is any ‘threat to the public’ 

A police tent was seen outside the home well into the evening hours as officers kept the street blocked off to pedestrian traffic. 

‘Even a USPS mail truck with a post office worker was not allowed to deliver the mail in that area of the block,’ the Arlington Cardinal reported. 

DailyMail.com reached out to law enforcement for additional information but did not receive a response by the time of publication.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.  

The street was blocked off for several hours as officers and detectives investigated

The street was blocked off for several hours as officers and detectives investigated 

The names of the victims are currently being withheld pending the notification of next of kin

The names of the victims are currently being withheld pending the notification of next of kin



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