Police Say Victims in Villa Park Fire Were Murdered

Victim's boyfriend was found dead in Dolton with self-inflicted gunshot wound.

It turns out the four people who were after a house fire at Summit and Roosevelt roads in unincorporated Villa Park had been shot, multiple news sources are reporting.

Ursula Nailor, 37; her sons, Darnell Holt, 16, and Dan Nailor, 13; and her niece, Dominique Robinson, 19,  were likely murdered before the fire was set, Fox News Chicago is reporting.

Police suspect that Nailor's boyfriend, Cedric Anderson, shot the four, set the house on fire and then killed himself. He was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound yesterday afternoon in Dolton.

A note and a .357 magnum believed used in the shootings was found at the Dolton home, The Chicago Tribune is reporting. Anderson had a long criminal history in Cook County.

Sheriff's officials were calling the fire "suspicious" from the beginning, and brought in dogs to sniff for accelerants.

Nailor was a school bus driver at Falcon Transportation in Chicago. The owner of the company said she was a dedicated employee and a loving mother. Her sons were students at Albright Middle School and Willowbrook High School, reports say.

"She talked a lot about her kids and cared a lot about her kids," Peterson said Tuesday. "It's just tragic."

John Eleniewski January 18, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Here are some pics and video from within the first hour of emergency crews arriving on scene... http://elmhurstpics.info/OakbrookTerraceJan17/index.html
Ken January 18, 2012 at 05:57 PM
You leave the ghetto for the suburbs but somehow the ghetto always comes back to haunt you.
Jim Court January 19, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Chicago has steadily moved section 8 individuals to the suburbs. Many of the section 8 people are from the poorer and lower social classes.Although it is not politically correct to acknowledge this. Many students from these families are also given full scholarships. Elmhurst has seen an increase in crime as have other suburbs.
tania January 19, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Really you racist idiots,if this was a white family you would have just called it tragic.every race have their getto and lower class.
Jim Court January 19, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Tania, You are absolutely right. Every race has their low class element. I often sympathize with those who bear the burden of stereotypes when they do not deserve it. I am a huge fan of Martin Luther King.. I do not consider myself racist but do not relate to lower class values. The fact that you are reading and responding tells me that you are not the type of people I am referring to. I do understand why you would feel offended.
Cindy January 19, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Wow! These comments are really sad because it shows how ignorant people can be as well as the world we live in. This is a tragic story because innocent lives were lost and there is a family somewhere grieving. Crime is everywhere and is a part of every social class. People use the Internet to hide behind their true feelings but never have to guts to express these rasicts feelings openly! It just shows that no one can be trusted and that racism is very much an issue in today's society, but all you can do is pray! God bless you all!
Ken January 19, 2012 at 03:02 PM
I think your 'comments' apply directly to you, Cindy. I think you should wake up and stop trying to 'cover-up' reality with your politically correct philosophy.
Ken January 19, 2012 at 03:06 PM
The comments had nothing to do with the family or the tragedy of their deaths. It had to do with trying to escape a crime infested environment only to have it find you in the end. Sometimes, tania, it is better to remain silent and be thought of as an 'idiot' then to speak and remove all doubt.
Karen Fogarty January 19, 2012 at 08:49 PM
I also believe that it is sad that race even had to be mentioned here. Karen
Keelie Witzel January 20, 2012 at 04:26 PM
This is being organized by children who knew the victims. They are setting a positive example of how to act toward this tragedy. Taken Too Soon Memorial Fund Taken Too Soon Memorial Fund- Donations can be made in person, by mail or wire transfer to the Harris Bank, 17 W. 695 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 or any Harris Bank location. Please make checks payable to the Taken Too Soon Memorial Fund. Also, there is a fundraising event in the planning stage. Please check this page for updates. And finally we would appreciate it if everyone would post some of their favorite memories or pictures.
Karen Chadra (Editor) January 20, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Thank you for posting this information, Keelie.
Rachel January 23, 2012 at 04:18 AM
my brother and i set up a the taken too soon memorial fund and are currently nagociating the fundrasing dinner. I find it astonishing that someone has the nerve to say something incredibally racist and mean about this tradgic event. I went to school with both of the boy's at albright last year and everyone who knew them are incredibly sad. God help you to learn to be a better person. I just hope that one day you will understand!
Ken January 23, 2012 at 03:06 PM
That's very noble of you and your brother. Hopefully after your fund raiser is over you'll spend some time on your English lessons. FYI my should be capitalized i should be capitalized 'too soon memorial' should also be capitalized 'nagociating' is spelled 'negotiating' 'fundrasing' is spelled 'fundraising' 'incredibally' is spelled 'incredibly' 'boy's' should be the plurial 'boys' 'albright' should be capitalized Good luck in the future.
Karen Chadra (Editor) January 26, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Tonia, your comment was deleted for violating our terms of use.
Karen Chadra (Editor) January 26, 2012 at 04:56 AM
@Rachel, you and your brother should be commended for taking action. Sorry that some people are missing the point here. @Ken ... really??
Rachel January 31, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Thank you Karen!
Karen Chadra (Editor) May 03, 2013 at 05:26 AM
Multiple comments removed for violating our terms.


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