911 Call Reporting Palos Park Murders Released

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    An audio recording of a 911 call made to report the deaths of a Palos Park couple over the weekend was released Tuesday, just hours after the teenaged son was charged with the crime.

    "I went to go wake up my parents, and everything was messed up in, like, the house, like we got robbed, and I went to go open the door and my dad's laying there in his own blood," said the caller, who identified himself as John Granat.

    Granat said he ran out of the ransacked home to the end of the block to call 911 because he didn't know if anyone else was in the house. He later said the family home had been robbed last year.

    Audio: 911 Call

    Asked by the dispatcher about his mom, Granat replied with an audible sob.

    "I think she's laying there too," he said.

    The 911 dispatcher asked the caller several times if he'd heard anything suspicious in the house.

    "I'm, like, a heavy sleeper so I don't really hear anything. I sleep in the basement," he said.

    The bodies of John Granat, 44, and Maria Granat, 42, were found in their bedroom. An autopsy determined John Granat suffered blunt force trauma to the head, while Maria Granat suffered blunt force trauma to the head and was repeatedly stabbed.

    The younger John Granat was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He showed little emotion as he was denied bond during a court appearance Tuesday.