Alberto Rolon, aged 38, along with Zoraida Bartolomei, aged 32, and their two sons who are 7 and 9 years old, tragically lost their lives in Romeoville, Illinois. The incident occurred sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday morning according to the local authorities.
Authorities announced on Wednesday that the individual wanted for the murder of a family of four in Romeoville, a suburb of Chicago, was discovered deceased inside a burning vehicle in Oklahoma.
According to Deputy Chief Chris Burne from the Romeoville Police Department, Nathaniel Huey Jr., a 31-year-old resident of Streamwood, Illinois, along with a woman who had "some sort of connection" to him, were both considered persons of interest. However, the woman's family reported her missing and in potential danger on Tuesday evening.
The authorities stated that a car affiliated with the man was detected by a license plate reader in Catoosa, Oklahoma, which is located just outside of Tulsa and approximately 650 miles away from the location of the crime. They attempted to stop the vehicle, but it evaded them and ultimately crashed and caught fire. During this incident, officers on site reported hearing two sounds resembling gunshots.
Upon investigating further, officers discovered a severely injured woman inside the car as well as the deceased body of a man who had been shot in the driver's seat. The police statement indicates that they believe this individual to be Huey.
Due to this fiery crash, sections of westbound Interstate 44 near Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa were temporarily closed at around 11:30 a.m. CDT according to reports from NBC affiliate KJRH.
The community was deeply affected by the tragic killings of Alberto Rolon (38), Zoraida Bartolomei (32), and their two young sons aged 7 and 9 in this suburban area southwest of Chicago.
The deputy chief chose not to provide further details regarding that potential motive for murder of family.