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Man charged with murder after 2 found dead in Highland Park apartment, according to local police

(Editor’s Note: This story was updated with more information from Highland Park authorities at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.)

Highland Park police conducted a homicide investigation after finding two individuals dead Wednesday morning inside an apartment unit at 1850 Green Bay Road.

Later that day, the Lake County State’s Attorney charged Barry Goldberg, 45, with two counts of first-degree murder, according to a release from the City of Highland Park.

Additional information about the two victims has yet to be released. The release says the Lake County coroner will report the information, and a coroner’s office spokesperson told The Record that autopsies are planned for Thursday and more information should be available by Thursday afternoon.

Goldberg is a resident of Albion Highland Park, the apartment complex at which the bodies were discovered. He reportedly was found inside the unit with the deceased.

According to a press release, emergency personnel conducted a wellness check at the complex, noticed blood under the apartment door, forced entry and discovered two deceased people inside.

Goldberg was inside and taken into custody.

The cause of death remains unclear.

Police quickly announced Wednesday morning that there was not a threat to the public.

“As there is no threat to public safety and this is an active investigation, the City is not able to comment further on the investigation at this time,” the release says. “The City will work with the on-site property manager to provide support to tenants within the building.”

Albion Highland Park is branded as a luxury-apartment development that opened in 2021 and is located just north of Central Avenue on Green Bay Road.

Stay tuned to The Record North Shore as this story develops.

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