Obstruction of Justice Charges Filed Against Girlfriend of Joliet Shooting Suspect

JOLIET, Ill. – A woman has been charged with obstruction of justice in connection to the killing of eight people in and around Joliet.

Kyleigh Cleveland Singleton, 21, is the girlfriend of 23-year-old Romeo Nance, the prime suspect in the murder case. Authorities have filed charges against her after Nance is believed to have shot and killed multiple members of his own family in two houses in Joliet on Sunday.

The victims included five people – two girls, two women, and a man in one house, and two people – a man and a woman in the other house. Furthermore, Nance is also believed to have shot a 42-year-old man in the leg on the same day.

While investigating the homicides, detectives identified Cleveland-Singleton as Nance’s girlfriend and the mother of his 3-year-old son. The child was found in Plainfield, along with Cleveland-Singleton, on Monday night.

She agreed to be taken to the Joliet Police Department for questioning, where police claim she made statements intended to prevent Nance’s apprehension and obstruct the investigation, which led to one count of obstructing justice against her.

Nance later fled to Texas, where he was found and ultimately took his own life. The motive for the shootings remains unclear as the investigation continues.