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  • Patricia Columbo, leaves the Niles Branch of Circuit Court in 1976.

      Patricia Columbo, leaves the Niles Branch of Circuit Court in 1976.
    Daily Herald/1976

  • Michael Columbo as a child, he was murdered by his sister Patty on May 7th, 1976 at their Elk Grove home.

      Michael Columbo as a child, he was murdered by his sister Patty on May 7th, 1976 at their Elk Grove home.
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  • Frank and Mary Columbo who were murdered by their daughter Patty along with their son Michael, on May 4, 1976 in their home at 55 Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village.

      Frank and Mary Columbo who were murdered by their daughter Patty along with their son Michael, on May 4, 1976 in their home at 55 Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village.
    COURTESY OF FORMER ELK GROVE POLICE INVESTIGATION

  • Frank and Mary Columbo who were murdered by their daughter Patty along with their son Michael, on May 4, 1976 in their home at 55 Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village.

      Frank and Mary Columbo who were murdered by their daughter Patty along with their son Michael, on May 4, 1976 in their home at 55 Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village.
    COURTESY OF FORMER ELK GROVE POLICE INVESTIGATION

  • Patricia Columbo as a child with her mother Mary. Patty was convicted of murdering her family on May 7th, 1976.

      Patricia Columbo as a child with her mother Mary. Patty was convicted of murdering her family on May 7th, 1976.
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  • Patricia Columbo as a child with her father Frank. Patty was convicted of murdering her family on May 7th, 1976 at their Elk Grove home.

      Patricia Columbo as a child with her father Frank. Patty was convicted of murdering her family on May 7th, 1976 at their Elk Grove home.

  • Patricia Columbo as a child with her father Frank. Patty was convicted of murdering her family on May 7th, 1976 at their Elk Grove home.

      Patricia Columbo as a child with her father Frank. Patty was convicted of murdering her family on May 7th, 1976 at their Elk Grove home.

  • Patricia Columbo as a child.

      Patricia Columbo as a child.

  • Patricia Columbo leaving the Chicago criminal courts building. Aug 8 1977.

      Patricia Columbo leaving the Chicago criminal courts building. Aug 8 1977.
    Daily Herald/1977

  • Patty Columbo leaving the criminal courts building in custody 1977.

      Patty Columbo leaving the criminal courts building in custody 1977.
    Daily Herald/1977

  • Patty Columbo leavingthe criminal courts building in 1977.

      Patty Columbo leavingthe criminal courts building in 1977.
    Daily Herald/1977

  • Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village as seen in May 1976, where Frank and Mary Columbo, along with their son Michael, were killed on May 4, 1976.

      Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village as seen in May 1976, where Frank and Mary Columbo, along with their son Michael, were killed on May 4, 1976.
    COURTESY OF FORMER ELK GROVE POLICE INVESTIGATION

  • A bloody pair of scissors, found by police resting on Michael Columbo's high school yearbook on May 7 1976. Frank and Mary Columbo, along with their son Michael, were killed on May 4, 1976, and discovered by police three days later.

      A bloody pair of scissors, found by police resting on Michael Columbo's high school yearbook on May 7 1976. Frank and Mary Columbo, along with their son Michael, were killed on May 4, 1976, and discovered by police three days later.
    PHOTO COURTESY OF ELK GROVE POLICE DEPARTMENT

  • On May 4,1976, Frank and Mary Columbo, along with their son Michael, were killed on May 4, 1976 in their home at 55 Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village.

      On May 4,1976, Frank and Mary Columbo, along with their son Michael, were killed on May 4, 1976 in their home at 55 Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village.
    COURTESY OF FORMER ELK GROVE POLICE INVESTIGATION

  • On May 4,1976, Frank and Mary Columbo, along with their son Michael, were killed on May 4, 1976 in their home at 55 Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village.

      On May 4,1976, Frank and Mary Columbo, along with their son Michael, were killed on May 4, 1976 in their home at 55 Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village.
    PHOTO COURTESY OF FORMER ELK GROVE POLICE INVESTIG

  • On May 4,1976, Frank and Mary Columbo, along with their son Michael, were killed on May 4, 1976 in their home at 55 Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village.

      On May 4,1976, Frank and Mary Columbo, along with their son Michael, were killed on May 4, 1976 in their home at 55 Brantwood Ave. in Elk Grove Village.
    COURTESY OF FORMER ELK GROVE POLICE INVESTIGATION

  • Frank DeLuca, convicted of the murder of the Columbo family along with Patty Columbo.

      Frank DeLuca, convicted of the murder of the Columbo family along with Patty Columbo.

  • Patricia Columbo leaves Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago in 1977 after her conviction of the murder of her father, mother and brother.

      Patricia Columbo leaves Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago in 1977 after her conviction of the murder of her father, mother and brother.
    1977

 
Daily Herald

In 1976, Patricic Columbo and her boyfriend, Frank Deluca, killed her family in Elk Grove Village.

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