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Elderly man and woman shot, stabbed to death in Burbank home


Two elderly people were murdered in their southwest suburban Burbank home.

A relative called police to the home in the 6400 block of West 83rd Place about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Burbank police.

The victims — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Peter Mountain, 79, and Sally Lopez, 80 — were found unresponsive in a bedroom, police said.

Autopsies performed Thursday found that Mountain died of multiple gunshot wounds and a stab wound in the neck, and Lopez suffered multiple gunshot wounds, stab wounds and a blunt force trauma injury to the head, the medical examiner’s office said. Both deaths were ruled homicides.

Officers found no sign of forced entry to the home, and authorities said they did not think the attack was a random act of violence, and burglary or robbery was not a motive.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lopez family as they leave behind several children,” police said in a statement.

Burbank Police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force have more than 40 investigators working the case and “using every investigative tool available.”

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