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Police investigating slaying of Aurora brothers in Lockport

Law enforcement officials were seen Tuesday at the scene after two bodies were discovered Tuesday morning at a subdivision construction site in Lockport. The victim's identities were released Wednesday.
Law enforcement officials were seen Tuesday at the scene after two bodies were discovered Tuesday morning at a subdivision construction site in Lockport. The victim's identities were released Wednesday.

LOCKPORT – Police have not named any suspects after two men were found slain Tuesday in a townhouse that was under construction.

The victims have been identified as two brothers - Marco Ceja-Sanchez, 37, and David Ceja-Sanchez, 36, of Aurora. Will County Coroner Patrick K. O'Neil said each man died from a single gunshot wound.

Their bodies were found about 6:27 a.m. when a construction foreman arrived to a unit being built in the 16100 block of Coneflower Drive. Police Chief Terry Lemming said the victims had been working inside when they were killed.

The home where the bodies were found is located three lots in from the corner of Coneflower and Chokeberry drives. Most of the other houses on the block appear to be complete, but two of them are still unfinished.

Detectives and CSI technicians from various agencies that make up the Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task Force were called in to assist in the investigation.

The coroner's office said fingerprints were used to confirm the victims' identifies.

Lemming said police were backtracking the brothers' activities to learn who they may have been in contact with in the hours before they were killed. Will County court records show no record for David Ceja-Sanchez. Marco Ceja-Sanchez was stopped Aug. 10 for a traffic violation by New Lenox police and given a warning.

"At this point, we are sorting through the information we have, but we are looking for any leads from the public that can help us solve this case," Lemming said Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 815-838-2132. Lemming noted Will County Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Additional officers would patrol the neighborhood Wednesday to address any safety concerns, Lemming said. "

That's just a precaution. There's nothing to show any nexus the victims have to Lockport, they were just here doing work," Lemming said.

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