Neighbor Remembers Domestic Disputes of Slain Glen Ellyn Woman
Court documents, neighbor detail Nancy Bustos’ abusive relationship with her ex-husband Juan Granados.
Mourners have laid flowers and candles outside the Glen Ellyn apartment where a woman was found dead Sunday.
Police have named Nancy Bustos’ ex-husband as a person of interest in the murder case, but have been unable to locate him since her body was found. Court documents and neighbors detail an abusive relationship between the two.
Lois Tranby lived across the hall from Bustos, Juan Granados and their daughter in Glendale Heights back in the early 2000s.
Their relationship “didn’t seem like the nicest arrangement,” said Tranby.
Tranby does not recall hearing any physical violence and doesn’t remember seeing any bruises on Bustos. But she does remember hearing verbal disputes, though she says they didn’t last long. On multiple occasions, Tranby said the police showed up at Bustos' because of those arguments.
Court documents show that during the time Bustos and her family were living across the hall from Tranby, in September 2004, two Glendale Heights officers responded to a domestic disturbance. The file states, Granados “struck Nancy C. Bustos in the face with his elbow and grabbed her right forearm with his hand.”
After the incident Bustos filed for an emergency order of protection, in which she said her “daughter saw the whole incident.” Bustos also noted that “he got violent like always,” and apparently threatened to take their daughter to Mexico.
“I felt bad for the little girl…she didn’t seem to be getting the attention she needed,” Tranby said.
On the day the domestic abuse case was scheduled for trial in 2005, prosecutors dropped the two counts because a “material witness failed to appear.” The police tried six times to serve Bustos with a subpoena to appear as a witness at the trial, but never had any contact with her.
Bustos filed for divorce in June 2010, citing Granados’ repeated mental cruelty and humiliation, according to court documents. The two then settled on joint custody of their two children—now a 4-year-old boy, and 9-year-old girl—with Granados paying $800 per month in child support.
Granados' legal troubles are still ongoing. He currently has a small claims case against him. A credit card company sued him over an unpaid balance of $4,045.
Funeral services for Bustos are going to be private, according to G.L. Hills Funeral Home in Des Plaines.