Antonio Nonato Velasquez Named As Offender in Murder/Suicide at Motel 6 on West Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights


Death investigation with MCAT on scene at Motel 6 on West Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights.

Arlington Heights police have named Luis Antonio Nonato Velasquez, age 32, of Carol Stream as the offender in a murder/suicide discovered at the Motel 6, 441 West Algonquin Road last Thursday.

Arlington Heights police previously released the identity of the victim as Cecilia Perez, age 41 years, of Aurora.

The murder/suicide was discovered Thursday, July 9, 2015, at approximately 1:00 p.m. when Motel 6 staff found a large amount of blood on the floor. Hotel staff had entered the locked room and discovered the crime scene.

Upon arrival, police officers discovered two deceased adults in the room. A female victim was discovered with severe lacerations to the neck.

The Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to the scene. Investigation determined the crime to be a murder/suicide with both parties dying as a result of stabs/lacerations caused by a knife.

The involved parties knew each other and had a dating relationship. Their bodies were removed from the Motel 6 about 9:00 p.m. after about seven hours of investigation at the crime scene, which was located on the west side of the Motel 6 building complex, just north of the west side parking lot.

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