Neighbor Charged With Murder After 2 Found Dead in Suburban Senior Living Facility

Crime data statistics shows the quiet community has a history of going for years at a time with no murders reported

A 67-year-old man has been charged with murder after two people were found dead at a suburban senior living community in what police are calling a "brutal slaying."  

John Arnold, 67, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder after two people were killed Sunday at the River Walk Senior Residences in the 8000 block of Ogden Avenue in southwest suburban Lyons.

Arnold was a neighbor of one victim and lived in the facility, police said.

The victims' bodies were discovered Monday afternoon during a well-being check. Among the two killed were 73-year-old David Bosseler and a 51-year-old woman, whose name was not being released as of Tuesday. 

According to authorities, Bosseler and the female victim had been in an argument over the weekend about missing property. Arnold told police that Bosseler had taken his property. 

Early Sunday, police allege Arnold waited outside Bosseler's apartment until the door opened. Then he lunged into the apartment and attacked both victims with a large knife. 

Both victims died of multiple stab wounds, authorities said.

Crime data statistics show the safe, quiet Lyons community has a history of going years without murders reported. 

Arnold is expected to appear in Bridgeview bond court Wednesday morning. 

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