Chicago family of five found stabbed to death inside their Chicago mansion is a of domestic murder-suicide, police in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, said
Andrei Kisliak, 39, allegedly killed his estranged wife, Vera Kisliak, 36, his two daughters, Vivian 6, and Amilia, 4′ then his mother Lilia Kisliak, 67, before taking his life inside their million dollar home in a northwest suburb of Chicago on Wednesday
Kisliak also killed the family pet, all died from ‘sharp force injuries’ police said Thursday
Court records show that Murders happened two moths after Vera took out an order of protection against her husband, Andrei
The couple had filed for divorce in July and the last court hearing related to their separation was held less than 24 hours before the family were found dead
Three adults and two children were found dead in a home in a Chicago Wednesday night, in what authorities in Buffalo Grove have described as domestic murder-suicide.
The family partriach is suspected of stabbing his wife, four-year-old and six-year-old daughters, and a relative before killing himself inside their million-dollar home.
Police in Buffalo Grove, a small village located just about 30 miles north of Chicago, announced the names and causes of death for the five individuals on Thursday.
39-year-old Andrei Kisliak, allegedly slaughtered his estranged wife Vera Kisliak, 36, his two children Vivian Kisliak, 6;, and Amilia Kisliak, 4, as well as a relative Lilia Kisliak, 67, before killing himself. Lilia neighbors said was the children’s grandmother. Inside the home nothing survived, including the family pet.
All died from ‘stab injuries’, police sources confirmed, but Andrei’s wounds appeared to be self-inflicted. The deaths come less than two months after Vera had filed an order of protection against her husband.
Andrei had been arrested two weeks later for violating the order, but was released on bail.
Police officers were first called to the property in the suburban village, around 11.10am Wednesday to carry out a welfare check on a woman who had not turned up to work for a scheduled shift.
Upon arrival, officers were ‘unable to make contact’ with anyone inside the home.
‘Forced entry was deemed necessary and a sweep of the home was conducted,’ the village of Buffalo Grove announced on Twitter Wednesday.
During the sweep, the five deceased family members were found.
In a press conference Thursday morning, Brian Budds , Chief of the Buffalo Grove Police Department shared the latest details on the case that has shocked the upscale village.
‘Today is a very sad day for our community as we continue to process this unthinkable event,’ the chief of police said.
Autopsies conducted on the victims by Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek determined that ‘sharp force injuries’ are the causes of death for all five victims.
Shocked neighbors pointed to the order of protection Vera had filed against her husband a couple of months earliere. Andrei and Vera Kisliak were in the middle of a divorce, which the couple filed for in July. On the same day the wife had filed the orderin September, Andrei Kisliak had also been charged with contempt of court, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Kisliak, who it turns out, had multiple closed cases in the Lake County Court system, was scheduled to appear before a judge on December 12.
The last proceeding for the divorce was on Tuesday, held in Lake County, less than 24 hours before their bodies were discovered.
The shocking crime happened in an upscale neighborhood where homes typically range in price between $600,000 and upwards of $1.3 million. According to court records, the Kisliak family was facing foreclosure on their home. The nearly 6,000-square-foot home is worth an estimated $1.05 million and has six beds and six baths.
A mortgage lender linked to the family had also opened a foreclosure case on the Acacia Terrace home on November 9, stating it had not received payments since July 2020.
The first record of the Kisliak family living in the Buffalo Grove property dates back to 2015, but neighbors said they believe the family moved in about four years ago.
One neighbor told the Chicago Tribune she had called the police about Andrei’s behavior in the past.
after seeing she saw him yell at his young children before leaving them at a local café. It was not the only time Kisliak would comethe café, acting ‘hostile’ toward the young girls.
Officers arrived and talked to the father who then left with his girls.
Michelle, a neighbor who spoke with WGN on Wednesday evening after the bodies were found, described the situation as a shock for the small ‘quiet area.’
A police tent was seen outside the home into the evening as officers kept the street blocked off to pedestrian traffic.
‘Even a USPS mail truck with a post office worker was not allowed to deliver the mail in that area of the block,’ the Arlington Cardinal reported.
The matter remains under investigation by police in the area.
‘I want to thank the responding officers of the Buffalo Grove Police and Fire Departments for their service and dedication in handling this traumatic investigation’ Chief Budds said Thursday.
‘I also would like to thank the Lake County Major Crime Task Force along with the Lake County Coroner’s Office for their invaluable assistance with this investigation which remains active and ongoing,’ Budds continued.