Two Found Dead In Arlington Heights During Wellbeing Check

Jim Gudas
June 08, 2019 - 10:44 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Arlington Heights police have a suspect in custody in connection with the double homicide of a man and a woman found in a house Saturday morning during a wellbeing check.

Arlington Heights police have not identified the people because their families have not yet been notified of their deaths. 

According to police, officers received a 911 call just after 12:30 a.m. Saturday from a house on the  00-99 block of South Derbyshire Lane. No "discernable" conversation took place, officers said.

Police went to the house to investigate and found a man and a woman with traumatic injuries.

The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reported that Deputy Chief Nathan Hayes said both victims lived in the house. He would not confirm other details, including whether anyone else lived in the house or where bodies were found.

Neighbors living near the home just off Kensington Road, such as Jim O’Donnell, said he news is shocking in a neighborhood like this.

Arlington Heights detectives said they are in the early stages of a "very complex investigation." They said they believe the incident was isolated and that there is no risk to the community.

Autopsies are scheduled for Sunday with the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.