Was there a double fatality near Island Lake on Saturday afternoon, December 31st?
About 2:30PM McHenry County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a house on the north side of Route 176, just east of the Fox River in unincorporated McHenry County. About 7:30PM numerous County squad cars were still there, and the McHenry County Coroner was seen leaving.
If a serious incident occurred there on Saturday afternoon, is there some good reason that there is no information, even by this time almost 24 hours later, on the websites of the two area daily newspapers?
Was the public ever in need of an alert, say, via NIXLE? If deaths occurred in that house, did deputies quickly determine that no risk to the public existed? Were autopsies conducted today? Residents should not have to wait for the Sheriff''s Department Public Information Officer to return to work on Tuesday.
In a call to the Sheriff's Department at 1:16PM I learned that no press release is available. I left a message for a command officer to call with any available information. Further information will be posted as it becomes available.
Who was the Sheriff's Department supervisor at the scene and why was there no information to the press? Who was the Deputy Coroner whose week-end was interrupted?
Where are the Sheriff and the Undersheriff? Are both out of town on this holiday week-end? At least, one of them ought to be around and running things.