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Investigation ends into a double murder with La Salle County ties

Posted by wlpo on October 30, 2014

A man who committed suicide before La Salle County deputies could arrest him has officially been blamed in a double murder.

Dwight Police Chief Tim Henson says Joseph Sipple of Morris murdered Donna Denker and her daughter Kelli at their home in Dwight in mid-June. He considers the Denker investigation over.

Two weeks after the Denkers were found, Sipple shot and killed himself near Sheridan as deputies were trying to arrest him for stolen property. Investigators say he stole a gun that he used to kill the Denkers and himself.

Dwight’s police chief says test results last week showed DNA from the Denkers was on Sipple’s shoes.

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