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Joliet police still seeking information about last week's triple homicide

Police are still looking to talk to multiple people who attended a party on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, prior to three people being shot and killed at a home in the 2000 block of Great Falls Drive.
Police are still looking to talk to multiple people who attended a party on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, prior to three people being shot and killed at a home in the 2000 block of Great Falls Drive.

Joliet police are still looking to talk to guests who attended a party last week at a house where three people were later found shot to death.

Police discovered the bodies of Anthony M. McGee, 22, and Gabriella M. Rueda, 22, both of West Chicago, and Emmanuel Hernandez-Arroyo, 22, of Plainfield on Thursday afternoon at the single-family home on Great Falls Drive.

The house is in a far west side subdivision near County Line Road and Apple Gate Drive.

A preliminary autopsy conducted on Friday determined that McGeen, Rueda and Hernandez-Arroyo all died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. All three were pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m. on Thursday.

Deputy Police Chief Al Roechner said investigators have been on the case since the incident occurred but they are still trying to pin down how many people and who specifically were at the party. They've been told varying accounts about how many people were in attendance.

“We still have people at the party who have not made contact with us,” Roechner said.

Roechner added that, while investigators do not know for sure how many people were at the party, they are still looking to talk to at least four to five people who were there. Joliet Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory previously said they were unsure of when the party ended, but it continued into the early morning hours of Thursday. Gregory also said the victims knew the perpetrator of the crime as it was "related to this party."

Police are also using social media to help possibly identify people at the party. Investigators have located photos taken at the time, and have been told by attendees that there are other photos and video taken at the party. Investigators are attempting to track down this video and the additional photos.

Roechner said police do not have any specific suspects or persons of interest.

“We're still trying to piece it all together,” he said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Joliet Police Department Investigations Division at (815) 724-3020.

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