Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pinckneyville, IL: Two dead in possible murder-suicide

Two people were found dead inside a car Friday afternoon south of Pinckneyville in what might be a case of murder-suicide, according to Perry County Sheriff Keith Kellerman.
Authorities were alerted about 2 p.m. by a 911 caller who said he was working near Old Illinois 13/127 and Pyatt-Cutler Road and had looked into a parked car. He reported seeing a man, a woman, blood and a gun. Deputies and Pinckneyville Ambulance personnel arrived to find both people in the car were dead.
Joseph Swallers, 59, and Irene Swallers, 49, both of Du Quoin, were pronounced dead by Perry County Coroner Paul Searby at 2:51 p.m.
The sheriff said the deaths might be the result a murder-suicide, but they remain under investigation by his department, the coroner’s office and Du Quoin and Pinckneyville police departments.

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