3 ‘bladed weapons’ used to kill most of Gage Park family

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CHICAGO — Three “bladed weapons” appear to have been used to kill most of the six family members found dead last week in their Gage Park neighborhood home, a Chicago police spokesman said Wednesday.

None of those weapons were recovered, however, as investigators continue to investigate the slayings.

A special bio team was sent to clean the home where the six family members were murdered.
The Martinez family members were found stabbed and shot to death last Thursday in a house at 57th and California.

Chicago police say the family was targeted but haven’t revealed why. The FBI is helping with the investigation.

The family’s relatives are hoping to get inside the home at some point to collect items with sentimental value. A couple of people arrived at the house today, but they decided not to enter, and left without comment.

A wake and funeral are scheduled for this weekend.

The visitation is Saturday, Feb. 13 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at House of Branch, 3125 W. Roosevelt, in Chicago.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church, 5511 S. Sawyer Ave, in Chicago.


Chicago Tribune contributed to this story


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