Barrett F. Pedersen                                                                                               Michael Witz

           President                                                                                                                                    Director of Police




9545 West Belmont Avenue

Franklin Park, Illinois 60131

(847) 671-8200


**********Press Release**********

          July 11, 2023

Charges Filed in Murder of Nine-Year Old Ulysses Campos

Javier Murillo, age 37, of 10400 block of Medill, Melrose Park, Illinois has been charged with the First-Degree Murder of 9-year-old Ulysses Campos which occurred on July 8th, 2023, at approximately 10:15 pm, in the 2800 block of Elder Lane in Franklin Park. 

Murillo will be transferred to the 4th District Maybrook Court House where he will go before a judge to set his bond.

The Franklin Park Police Department would like to thank all the officers from our agency, members of the West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, and the Cook County States Attorney’s office for assisting in this investigation.


This was a very tragic and sad event, and our prayers go out to the family of Ulysses.



Michael Witz

Director of Police










July 6, 2023
For Information, Contact:
Director Michael Witz
Franklin Park Police Department Releases Independence Day Enforcement Numbers
(Franklin Park, Illinois) – The Franklin Park Police Department made two (2) impaired driving arrests and issued thirty-four (34) seat belt citations during the recent Independence Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” “Drive High Get a DUI” and “Click It or Ticket” safety campaigns.
During the campaigns, Franklin Park Police also issued six (6) citations for speeding, nine (9) citations for distracted driving, thirty-eight (38) citations for other violations, and arrested an individual who had two criminal warrants.
Franklin Park Police Department joined forces with more than 200 other state and local law enforcement agencies to get drunk and drugged drivers off our roads, encourage seat belt use, and enforce speeding and other traffic laws. The effort featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities including a media campaign titled, “It’s Not a Game.”
The enforcement period was funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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