3 dead, child unaccounted for after fire in Oak Lawn home

Three people were found dead and one child is unaccounted for after a house fire in Oak Lawn.

Police say the child is under the age of 10.

The fire started at about 5 a.m. Wednesday in the 9800 block of 51st Avenue.

Neighbors say a retired couple and their adult son lived in the home.

Two of the bodies were found inside the house, and the third was apparently discovered inside the family’s SUV. The vehicle was towed away.

Detectives are waiting to receive the okay from firemen before they can enter the unsteady home to investigate the deaths.

Firefighter’s response was slowed down by frozen hydrants and hoses.

4 comments

  • dale

    The in the oaklawn fire shot his wife and son the went to the gargde got into a van and then shot his self but don’t know the fire started

  • Wilson

    The 9pm reporter said that the son had no history of violence, etc. The authorities are trying to figure out the motive. Perhaps they should find out whether or not he was on S.S.R.I.s. (Selective Seritonin ReUptake Inhibitors), better known as Anti-Depressants. Side effects include Suicidal and/or Homocidal Tendencies. Physicians seem to be big on pushing those these days.

  • Wilson the Judge

    Stupid? How come? Doctors want to prescribe drugs all the time, it seems. Suicidal and Homocidal tendencies are side effects of those drugs. I have a relative who committed suicide while on ssri meds. He never had those thoughts until they put that junk in him. It's not stupid.

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