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Deaths at Robbins home were murder-suicide

Posted September 9, 2011

— Authorities say two people whose bodies were found last month inside a burning house in Robbins were victims of a murder-suicide.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired from a house at 581 E. Lake St. Aug. 29 found the house ablaze, officials said.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and found the bodies of Santana Vernal Sanchez, 28, and Apolonio Barrita Bustamonte. A 2-year-old child who was in the home at the time of the fire was rescued by a neighbor.

Officials said Friday that Bustamonte killed Sanchez before killing himself.


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  • LovemyPirates Sep 9, 2011

    ncguy - why no sadness over the one who was murdered. They were murdered!!!!

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Sep 9, 2011

    Doesn't say who shot whom.

    Praying there is someone to care for and nurture the child.

  • Autofreak1986 Sep 9, 2011

    These murder-suicides have got to stop. Deepest condolences go to the family.

  • ncguy Sep 9, 2011

    sad for the child

    mom and dad not so much

  • wildcat Sep 9, 2011