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Names Released In Henry Death Investigation

Posted by wlpo on October 14, 2013

If you’ve been following the story of a woman found dead in a Henry house, her name has been released.

According to the state police, 42-year old Melissa Rice of Henry was found dead at her home last Friday morning.  46-year old James Doerr Jr. was found shot in her house and died while being transferred to Peoria.

The deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide.  Preliminary autopsy results say both Rice and Doerr Jr. died from gunshot wounds.  The initial 911 call talked about a man outside the house with a gun.

Rice was born in Spring Valley.

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