Highland Park Couple’s Son Charged, Accused of Stabbing Parents to Death at Apartment

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Barry Goldberg, charged with 2 counts of first-degree murder in Highland Park (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office/Imagery ©2022 Google, Imagery ©2022 Maxar Technologies, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA/FPAC/GEO, Map data ©2022)
Barry Goldberg, charged with 2 counts of first-degree murder in Highland Park (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff’s Office/Imagery ©2022 Google, Imagery ©2022 Maxar Technologies, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA/FPAC/GEO, Map data ©2022).

A suspect identified as Mr. Barry M. Goldberg, 45 years of age, residing at 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park has been charged with 2 counts of 1st Degree Murder following the deaths of his parents of penetrating wounds from a sharp object. Goldberg was immediately a person of interest in the homicide case, as he was located in the apartment where the victims were discovered stabbed to death. The victims were identified as Ronald Goldberg, age 79, and Renee Goldberg, age 74.

The facts of this case were reviewed with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, and Barry Goldberg was subsequently charged. In a bond hearing Thursday, September 8, 2022, a 19th Circuit Court of Lake County judge set bond for Barry Goldberg at $5 million.

Police on scene at a 5-story apartment building "Albion Highland Park" at 1850 North Green Bay Road north of Central Avenue in Highland Park (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt)
Police on scene at a 5-story apartment building “Albion Highland Park” at 1850 North Green Bay Road north of Central Avenue in Highland Park (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Highland Park responded about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2022 to a call for a psychiatric emergency at 1850 Green Bay Road in Highland Park. Police were first on the scene within two minutes, and immediately requested multiple ambulances respond to the scene. Police discovered blood at the scene under a door and forced entry through the apartment door. Two people were found not breathing and without a pulse inside the apartment unit. A third person that was also in the apartment unit was taken into custody. Firefighters and paramedics initially staged until about 10:23 a.m. when police determined the scene was secure.

The cause of injuries and cause of death were not initially released by authorities, but the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office stated at the bond hearing Thursday that police immediately noticed stab wounds, and found a large knife on the floor. Barry Goldberg, who was inside the apartment, had blood on his person. Barry Goldberg admitted that he stabbed his mother.

Also when police arrived to the apartment that was shared by the three people, someone yelled “don’t shoot” from behind the door.

The crime scene was considered part of an active investigation, and the Lake County Major Crime Task Force was assigned to the scene.

Barry Goldberg’s next scheduled court date is a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

Mutual aid law enforcement on scene at 1850 Green Bay Road in Highland Park after two people were found dead (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).
Mutual aid law enforcement on scene at 1850 Green Bay Road in Highland Park after two people were found dead (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).
Apartment building at 1850 North Green Bay Road where two people were found dead Wednesday morning, September 7, 2022 (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt)
Apartment building at 1850 North Green Bay Road where two people were found dead Wednesday morning, September 7, 2022 (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).

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