Police are conducting a criminal investigation into the deaths of two people discovered inside a Riverside apartment on the afternoon of Nov. 13. Police Chief Matthew Buckley has not yet confirmed it’s a homicide investigation despite calling the area “an active crime scene” and the presence of detectives the West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force’s forensics unit, which investigates homicides.
The press release does not describe how the two victims died. The Cook County Medical Examiner on Saturday night reported that one of those found dead inside the apartment at 63 Forest Ave. was 38-year-old Jeremy Lane. The other person has not yet been identified.
Forest Avenue between Longcommon Road and Lincoln Avenue was closed to traffic shortly after 1 p.m. on Nov. 13 and remained closed as of 5:30 p.m.
According to the press release, police responded to the apartment “for the report of a possible burglary.” Police found the two “unresponsive” victims inside the unit and paramedics pronounced them dead at the scene.
In addition to yellow crime tape cordoning off the front entrance to the apartment building at 57-63 Forest Ave., the Landmark observed crime tape around a vehicle parked in the lot at the Riverside Masonic Temple, 40 Forest Ave., which is across the street from the apartment building. Police also appeared to be interested in a vehicle parked on the street in front of the apartment building.
“This is currently an active investigation, additional details will be released as they become available,” the police press release stated. “Forest Avenue remains closed at this time as this is an active crime scene.”
Buckley also said the incident appears to be isolated and that “there is no threat to the Riverside community.”