A south suburban property owner showing off a residence to a potential buyer discovered the bodies of two men who appeared to have been shot to death, authorities said this morning.
The bodies were discovered just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday inside a vacant four-bedroom ranch in the 22600 block of Brookwood Drive in Sauk Village, officials said.
Both victims, one 19 and the other 18, were shot multiple times and appeared to have been inside the house for at least a day, a source said.
Wesley Thompson, listing agent for the property, said this morning he had not heard about the grisly discovery. The agent said he hadn’t shown the house in weeks, but the property owner would periodically bring prospective buyers through.
The property owner had rented the home and there were tenants, “an older couple with a grandson,” the last time Thompson showed the home several weeks ago. The news likely would not help the already drastically reduced sale price of the house, a short sale that had been listed for under $50,000, Thompson said.
“A buyer hears about something like that and they don’t like it,” Thompson said, noting a seller is required by law to tell buyers if there has been a homicide or suicide at a home before a sale.
medical examiner's office confirmed the discovery of the bodies, but a spokeswoman declined to release the men's identities until their families had been notified.
Sauk Village police were expected to release a formal statement on the apparent homicides later today. An autopsy is also scheduled for later today.