Alberto Rolon, a resident of Romeoville, Illinois, and his partner, Zoraida Bartolomei, along with their two young children, Adriel, 9, and Diego, 7, met a tragic and untimely end on a fateful Sunday, September 17th, 2023. The family was tragically declared deceased by the Romeoville Police Department, identifying them as the victims of a deadly shooting that shook the quiet streets of Romeoville. This horrific incident has sent shockwaves through their families and the community at large.
The evening of that dreadful Sunday saw the Romeoville police conducting a routine welfare check at the residence located on the 500 block of Concord Avenue. What they discovered was a scene of unimaginable horror. The lifeless bodies of Zoraida Bartolomei, 32, her partner Alberto Rolon, and their two innocent sons, Adriel and Diego, were found within their home. To add to the tragedy, the family’s three beloved dogs had also fallen victim to the shooter’s violence.
Initial speculation suggested a grim possibility – a murder-suicide within the family. However, the Romeoville Police Department swiftly ruled out this possibility, leaving the community with even more questions than answers. The shooter responsible for this heart-wrenching tragedy remains at large, adding to the anguish of the victims’ loved ones.
The alarm bells rang when one of the adults failed to show up for work at 6 a.m. on that fateful Sunday and did not respond to calls. Concerned family members wasted no time and promptly contacted the Romeoville police, requesting a welfare check on their beloved family.
Upon arrival at the scene at 8:40 p.m. that evening, the police were met with a gruesome and unsettling sight. At a subsequent press conference, Romeoville Police Deputy Chief Chris Burne, while understandably reluctant to divulge details due to the “sensitivity of the case and the need to protect the integrity of the investigation,” made one thing clear – none of the victims bore any guilt for this tragedy. The perpetrator had fled the scene, leaving behind a trail of sorrow and bewilderment.
Neighbors revealed that the family had recently moved into the house on the 500 block of Concord Avenue, adding a layer of mystery to this already confounding case. As investigators continued their relentless pursuit of answers throughout the morning, emergency personnel descended upon the residence. Preliminary findings suggest that the incident occurred between Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 5 a.m.
In a plea for community support and cooperation, authorities urge anyone with information related to this tragic incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. If you possess any knowledge that could shed light on this heart-rending case, please reach out to the Romeoville Police Department at 815-886-7219.
As the investigation unfolds and more details emerge, the community remains in mourning, grappling with the incomprehensible loss of Alberto Rolon, Zoraida Bartolomei, and their two young sons, Adriel and Diego. The impact of this senseless violence reverberates through Romeoville, and the memory of this loving family will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew them. In this time of profound sadness, the community joins hands in solidarity, hoping for justice and closure for the grieving families.