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Family of Olga Maria Calderon Wants Answers and Justice

September 16, 2020

Fatal Stabbing in Walgreens Could Have Been Prevented

CHICAGO, IL — Romanucci & Blandin, LLC is calling for justice in the stabbing death of Olga Maria Calderon who was killed while stocking shelves at the Walgreens at 1372 N. Milwaukee September 6, 2020. The 32-year-old mother of two from Humboldt Park was attacked on the job. Her family and community leaders are outraged, saying her death could have been prevented, but multiple warning signs were ignored.  Sources say the 18-year-old suspect in this case should have been on electronic monitoring by Cook County officials, but was not. Furthermore, he reportedly stole multiple weapons from a suburban gun store in May and police say he was responsible for an earlier robbery at the same Walgreens location.

“We are examining all events leading up to this tragedy and are considering every legal option in order to hold all responsible parties accountable,” said Attorney Frank A. Sommario, Partner at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC.

"Our family has been devastated by this tragedy which, from everything we know, seems like it could have been prevented. We need to make sure those who are responsible are brought to justice in Olga's name,” said Israel Alvarado, fiancé of Olga Maria Calderon.

Community crisis responder Andrew Holmes has been supporting the family through this tragedy, and asks that anyone wanting to discuss this case or any other please call the 1-800-U-TELL-US, 1-800-883-5587. All information will be confidential.

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