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Son Charged in Bolingbrook Woman’s Murder

Michael Marzo was charged with first-degree murder after police said he stabbed his mother, Shirley Marzo, in the back.

Updated at 4 a.m. Dec. 3

A Bolingbrook woman found dead in her bathroom Friday afternoon is believed to have been killed in a domestic dispute, police said.

Shirley Marzo, 53, was found after police responded to a 911 call regarding a domestic dispute between a mother and her son at 3:45 p.m.

In a press release, Lt. Michael Rompa said a female caller told dispatchers that her mother was dead. Officers responding to the home at 513 Nassau Ave. discovered Marzo in the bathroom with apparent stab wounds to her back.

A preliminary investigation suggested Marzo was involved in a domestic dispute with her son, Rompa said in the release.

Rompa said the son was found in Chenoa, a town about 85 miles south of Bolingbrook, and is now in custody.

Michael L. Marzo, 23, is charged with first-degree murder and was being processed pending transport to the Will County Adult Detention Facility, Rompa said early Saturday.

“There is no indication of any other individuals involved at this time in the investigation,” Rompa said.

The crime is not related to the search for fugitive Cesar Sanchez, who escaped from a moving Illinois Department of Corrections van Friday afternoon in Lockport. 

Barbara Palmer December 03, 2011 at 12:59 PM
Chilling. It's always mind boggling to realize a person has taken the life of the one who gave him life.
Moved here in 1968 December 03, 2011 at 03:27 PM
I don't understand the disclosure from the writer: "The crime is not related to the search for fugitive Cesar Sanchez, who escaped from a moving Illinois Department of Corrections van Friday afternoon in Lockport" for what purpose? Because they both seem of Latin Decent? Why would you even conect the two crimes as they are two towns away from each other, that's absurd.
Barbara Palmer December 03, 2011 at 03:41 PM
For a while there were two fugitives that the police were searching for. I made sure my doors were locked against both since either could gain access to transportation. Actually, I thought the young man from Bolingbrook looked a bit Asian. I didn't even think of their names since names can be very misleading.
Shannon Antinori (Editor) December 03, 2011 at 04:06 PM
Yes, just to clarify, at the time this story broke, authorities were conducting searches for both men.
TMarshall December 04, 2011 at 12:00 AM
She was a nice lady that did anything for her children. This is very sad. May good help there family get through this.
Tom Selleck December 05, 2011 at 12:43 AM
Him! I wonder why my comment was removed! What happened to the first ammendment or is this paper a Quinn supporter?
Tim December 05, 2011 at 01:30 AM
The first amendment applies to this newspaper? Is the government deleting your comments, or making a law to prevent you from commenting? No, I didn't think so. You can't even spell the word 'amendment' correctly, so it is not very surprising that you do not understand what it actually is.
Tom Selleck December 05, 2011 at 02:31 AM
Oh a typo! Hang me! I wonder why I would never consider living in Boring Brook! Wow I have a right to my view on the death penalty and a joke of Gov. Quinn and I get deleted for stating bring back the death penalty! This murder would qualify for the death penalty if there's a conviction,instead of judges lately handing down 20,30 year prison sentences for murders in the news! That's a joke!
Mayhem December 05, 2011 at 03:37 PM
Are you serious? Why are you trying to play the race card here? Its not rocket science! They were looking for both men at the same time and wanted the public to know that there was no connection to the inmate escape. WOW... Maybe you should move back in 2011!

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