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Dwight murder investigation continues

DWIGHT – The investigation into the shooting death of two women in their home last month remains active.

In a news release sent late Monday afternoon, Dwight police said investigators are continuing to follow up on leads and currently are waiting on test results to be returned from the state lab. More information is expected to be released later this week, according to the news release.

Dwight Village President Jared Anderson said Monday he believes some closure will be forthcoming.

“There’s nothing to report yet, while state police are still testing things at the crime lab,” Anderson said.

At 4:38 a.m. June 14, a 911 call brought police to the house at 200 W. North St. where a male said he’d been shot. Authorities found Donna Denker, 60, and her daughter, Kelli, 30, dead in their home. Autopsies showed the women were shot to death.

A 23-year-old man also was shot, but survived.

“We want to reassure the citizens of Dwight this is an isolated incident. We would like to thank the residents of this fine community for their kindness, prayers and patience,” Dwight police state in the release. “We made the citizens of Dwight a promise that we would work until this case was brought to a resolution. We are determined, and will fulfill the promise.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 815-584-3132. The Dwight Village Board and Grundy County CrimeStoppers have offered a combined $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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