Prosecutors have charged a 45-year-old man with the murders of a man and woman after they were found dead inside an apartment in Highland Park Wednesday.
The Highland Park Fire Department and Highland Park Police Department responded around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to Albion Highland Park, 1850 Green Bay Road.
Highland Park Communications Manager Amanda Civitello said emergency personnel responded to a call of a wellness check at an apartment in the building.
Police officers arrived and noticed blood under the door.
Officers forced entry into the unit and found two deceased individuals, Civitello said.
Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that both victims had visible injuries.
The victims were an adult female and an adult male. Autopsies will be performed Thursday morning, Newton said.
A person of interest, identified as Barry M. Goldberg, 45, was inside the apartment and taken into custody.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and approved two counts of first-degree murder against Goldberg, officials said Wednesday evening.
The Lake County Major Crime Task Force sent evidence technicians to the scene to assist in the investigation.
Civitello said there is no known threat to public safety.
“As there is no threat to public safety and this is an active investigation, the City is not able to comment further on the investigation at this time,” Civitello said.
City officials are working with the on-site property manager to provide support to residents in the building.
Court records show Goldberg resides at the apartment building where the murders happened.
Records also show the apartment complex filed an eviction in Lake County Circuit Court against Goldberg in July.
Goldberg will appear in bond court Thursday morning.