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One of those victims was Andra Robinson, 21, of Bolingbrook. Robinson, a recent graduate, had previously been identified as Dominique Robinson.
From the Daily Herald:
The coroner’s office identified two of the victims as 37-year-old Ursula Nailor and her niece Andra Robinson, 21, of Bolingbrook. Police identified the other two as Nailor’s sons, Darnell Holt and Daniel Nailor, ages 16 and 13, respectively.
Coroner Pete Siekmann said autopsies began about 8 a.m. Wednesday and went late into the night. Authorities were unable to confirm the identity of the youngest two victims because of a lack of dental records and were looking into possible DNA comparisons.
The victims’ badly burned bodies were discovered Tuesday morning after a fire at Ursula Nailor’s Summit Avenue home near Villa Park. Hours later, the suspected killer, identified by police as 42-year-old Cedric Anderson, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at a home in south suburban Dolton.
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Cedric Anderson, 42, was found dead—allegedly from a suicide—in a Dolton home around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the report said. The Tribune also reported that hours earlier, his girlfriend, Ursula Nailor, 37; her sons Darnell Holt Jr., 16; and Daniel Nailor, 13; and her niece Dominique Robinson, 19, of Bolingbrook, were found dead around 7:15 a.m. after a fire was reported in the family's ranch-style home on Summit Road in Villa Park.
From the report:
Investigators believe Anderson shot the four around 7 a.m. as they slept in their beds, Ahern said. Anderson then set the fire and went to his parents' home, he said.
He left a note at the parents' home, Ahern said. The note did not take responsibility for the killings but indicated he was "despondent," Ahern said.
At the Dolton home, police found a .357-magnum revolver believed used in the shooting in Villa Park, Ahern said.
Robinson was a mid-term graduate from last year and walked with a cap and gown in June, officials said.
Extra counselors will be available at BHS for the next few days for any current students who knew her and feel they need to talk to someone," said district spokesman Larry Randa.
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A 19-year-old girl is dead after a "suspicious" fire in west suburban Villa Park this morning, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.
Dominique Robinson, 19, of , was identified as one of four relatives that died in the blaze, which was said to have started Tuesday morning in a family ranch in Villa Park, about 20 miles northwest of Bolingbrook.
From the report:
“We’re trying to find out what happened,” said Sheila Robinson, the mother of Dominique and the sister of Ursula. “They’re not giving us any information.”
The woman through tears described her daughter Dominique as “beautiful” but was too distraught to speak further.
A DuPage County sheriff's office spokesman said the fire was suspicious and that federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials was on the scene, the report said.
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As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, the smell of smoke still hung in the air on the 1500 block of South Summit Ave. in unincorporated Villa Park, and smoke still could be seen rising from a large hole in the roof.
The fire, which claimed the lives of four people, is now being labeled as "suspicious" by the DuPage County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Domrose would not confirm the names of the victims as of 1 p.m. Tuesday.
"I do not have any information on the victims right now," Domrose said. "They haven't confirmed if they are male, female, adult or if there are kids involved."
But Ed Peterson said the woman who lived there was Ursula Nailor. Peterson was her boss. He said she had two sons who were also killed in the fire. A young woman, reportedly another family member, also was killed.
Nailor was a bus driver at Falcon Transportation in Chicago since 2006, Peterson, who owns the company, told reporters.
"She was a very nice lady," he said. "She had two kids. She talked a lot about her kids and cared a lot about her kids, like most parents."
He said her children were teenagers.
Peterson said Nailor had an impeccable work record.
"She didn't report to work this morning," he said. "She would never be a no-show without a call. So we gave her a call. That was about 6 a.m. We got no answer.
"She was a very good employee. Came to work on time, did her job. We never had any complaints."
The 911 call came in at about 7:16 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from the DuPage County Sheriff's Office.
In addition to Sheriff's vehicles, the street in front of the home was lined with emergency vehicles from multiple jurisdictions. A vehicle labeled Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm Accelerant K-9 also was on scene, which brought dogs to the home to search for chemicals that could have spread the fire.
An investigation into foul play is ongoing, Domrose said.
A large blue tent was set up in front of the garage, and the bodies were removed from the home at around 1 p.m. by DuPage County Coroner personnel.
"It's just tragic," Peterson said. "She's dead. Her kids are dead. She was a very nice lady."