Although media attention on this grizzly crime was initially intense, the story soon faded from the headlines.
A May 2013 Oak Lawn Patch article about the murders reported that according to a source close to the investigation, “The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force is focusing its investigation on Mountain as a possible target. Lopez may have been killed because she was a witness.”
The Patch article also reported that Burbank Police in conjunction with federal authorities executed a search warrant at a home in the 3500 block of South Artesian Avenue in Chicago.
The Patch article stated, "The warrant included a laundry list of possible evidence linking the person of interest to the double homicide—including latent fingerprints, clothing, trace evidence, fibers, saliva, blood, guns, knives, bludgeoning instruments, cell phone records, photographs —'the usual stuff,' the source said."
In spite of the time that has lapsed since the murders, Burbank Police are still actively investigating the case.
When asked for comment, Division Chief Mike Dudlo said, “Unfortunately, we have not charged anyone with this horrible crime. We are still following up leads and are hoping for the evidence we need to charge the person responsible for the couple's death. We are confident enough to say the victims knew their killer and know this was not a random act.”
If anyone has any knowledge or information about the case, they are instructed to contact the Burbank Police Department's Investigative Unit at 708-924-7300 or they may leave a message on the Burbank Police Tip Line at 708-793-3388.