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Update: Three found dead inside Joliet home identified

Brock A. Stein | 9/8/2017, 2:40 p.m.
Joliet police are investigating the deaths as homicides after three adult bodies were found in a home in the city's ...
Joliet police are investigating the deaths as homicides after three adult bodies were found in a home in the city's far-west side. Photo by Brock A. Stein

Update:

9/8/17 at 5:37 p.m.

Preliminary autopsies by the Will County Coroner indicates that three victims found inside a Joliet home on Thursday died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Anthony M. McGee, 22, of West Chicago, Gabriella M. Rueda, 22, also of West Chicago, and Emmanuel Hernandez-Arroyo, 22 of Plainfield, were all pronounced dead around 11:55 p.m. on September 7 said Coroner Patrick O’Neil. O’Neil said that the final cause of death will be determined at a later date following completed toxicology and police reports.


Joliet Police are asking for the public’s help following the discovery on Thursday of three adults found dead in a home on the city’s far-west side.

The three adults were found in the 2000 block of Great Falls Dr. in the Cumberland subdivision near County Line Road and Caton Farm.

Officers responded to a call around 3 p.m. on Thursday to investigate the home where the bodies were discovered according to a press release from the city. The release indicates that the incident “is currently being investigated as a homicide.”

The names of the victims and the cause of death were not being released pending autopsies by the Will County Coroner and notification of family.

Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton said in press conference Thursday night that investigators “don’t believe this was a random act.”

An officer stationed outside the home on Friday morning said that there was no one available to make a statement or to offer any further details. Neighbors nearby declined to comment.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Joliet Police Department Investigations Division at 815-724-3020.