Highland Park police: 2 found dead inside home; man charged with 1st degree murder

ByEvelyn Holmes and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Thursday, September 8, 2022
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Barry M. Goldberg is charged with murder after Highland Park police said 2 people were found dead inside a home Wednesday morning.

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- Two people were found dead inside a home in north suburban Highland Park Wednesday morning, police said.

Highland Park emergency personnel responded to a unit at an apartment complex at 1850 Green Bay Road. Police officers saw apparent blood under the door and forced their way into the unit.

Police found two people dead inside, police said. Another person was inside the unit and was taken into custody, police said.

The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Barry M. Goldberg of Highland Park. Wednesday evening he was charged with two counts of first degree murder. He will appear in bond court Thursday morning.

A resident of the building, who did not want to be identified or appear on camera, said she thinks her downstairs neighbors, a couple in their 70s who have an adult son, are the victims.

Police have not confirmed the identities of the victims.

Investigators said they received multiple 911 calls Wednesday morning for a wellbeing check about screaming coming from the second floor unit.

"I heard screaming, the same kind of screaming, like paranoid, like you're trying to get me, you're trying to hurt me," the neighbor said.

Police said they are conducting a death investigation. There is no threat to public safety.