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Man Charged in Wife’s Murder

An Arlington Heights man has been charged with first degree murder after a Cook County Sheriff’s Police investigation found that he shot and killed his wife, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

Jose Arturo Salgado Roque

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on July 31, Sheriff’s Police responded to report of a shooting at a residence located in the 10 block of 3rd Avenue in unincorporated Arlington Heights. Investigators learned that 38-year-old Divina Salgado was shot by her husband, Jose Arturo Salgado-Roque, as she walked into their home carrying their 1-year-old child. Salgado-Roque was located and taken into custody by Cook County Sheriff’s Police.

The 1-year-old and two other children were placed in the custody of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Salgado-Roque, 42, has been charged with one count of first degree murder. He is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing today at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.


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