Highland Park, Community

Fundraiser supporting couple murdered in Highland Park looks to raise $30,000

Family and friends of Ronald and Renee Goldberg have started a GoFundMe to aid in funeral and end-of-life costs for the couple that was found dead on Wednesday, Sept. 7, inside their Highland Park apartment.

According to the digital fundraiser page, the Goldbergs were known for “their kindness, infectious smiles, love of family and unwavering support of those they loved.”


Ronald and Renee’s son Barry Goldberg, 45, was charged with two counts of murder for allegedly stabbing his parents to death. Police reportedly apprehended Barry Goldberg Wednesday at the scene and on Thursday, Sept. 8, a judge approved a $5 million bond.

The fundraiser has been verified, and as of press time (5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9), it had through 65 donations raised $4,415 toward its goal of $30,000.

Ronald and Renee’s son Neil Goldberg, a resident of Deerfield, provided a statement for the GoFundMe. In it, he wrote in part that his brother, Barry, was living with his parents and struggled with mental illness.

Neil Goldberg also announced a funeral for Ronald and Renee will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, with more details to be released soon.

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