Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Couple Found Deceased In Their Home

Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Couple Found Deceased In Their Home

On Saturday November 16 at 1:35pm Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a call to conduct a welfare check at a residence in the 100 block of East Commercial Street, Lyndon Il.

Deputies arrived on scene and checked the residence and the residence was secured. Deputies were able to look through a bedroom window from the outside and observed a male subject on the bed. Deputies along with assistance from Prophetstown Police Department gained entry into the residence.

Once inside the residence deputies discovered 78 year old Thomas E. Whitney was deceased in the bedroom, and also discovered his wife 53 year old Dawn R. Whitney was deceased in the bathroom.

At this time the cause of death for both is unknown and the death investigation is ongoing with the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office and Whiteside County Coroner Office.   Autopsies will be conducted in the next couple of days.