Village of Romeoville Press Release
Update on the 500 Block of Concord Avenue Incident
Please see below for statements from Romeoville Mayor John Noak and Deputy Police Chief Chris Burne.
Mayor John Noak
Our entire community is grieving with the family over this tragic incident. It is always heartbreaking whenever there is a loss of life, but when there are children involved it’s much more painful. I have directed our social services staff to make themselves available to our community to help begin the healing process. It is important that we conduct a thorough investigation and we have committed our full resources to that task. The victims deserve that.
Deputy Chief of Police Burne
This incident is the police department’s top priority. All officers and professional staff have been working tirelessly on this case. Our detectives and crime-scene investigators have spent the last 36-hours collecting a tremendous amount of physical evidence. We were able to determine that this was not a random incident and there was no cause for a shelter-in-place order. The Will County Major Crimes Task Force has been brought in to assist our investigators with gathering evidence and reviewing video. The members of the community have been very helpful in providing us with information and evidence. We continue to seek their assistance in providing anything, including ring-doorbell footage, they may think is helpful to this investigation.
I do want to clarify some information about the victims. The four victims are 38-year old Alberto Rolon, 32-year old Zoraida Bartolomei, and their two male children ages 7 and 9.
If you have any information, even if you’re not sure it’s relevant, please contact the Romeoville Police Department at 815-886-7219. In addition, social services are available at the police department for those in need.
We will continue to exhaust every possible resource available and we will not rest until those responsible for this tragedy are brought to justice.