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Victim recovered from Lake Vermilion identified

A 19-year-old Danville woman is now identified as the person whose body was recovered from Lake Vermilion over the weekend. Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden said (Monday) the victim is 19-year-old La’Bresha Lillard.

The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department’s Underwater Search and Rescue Team found Lillard’s body in a car that was submerged in the lake. No foul play is suspected in the death.

McFadden says an autopsy is scheduled Tuesday. The Coroner says her office and the sheriff’s department are continuing their investigation into the death.

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Weekend temps set new record highs

The National Weather Service is calling it a “record-breaking” heat wave in Illinois. More than a dozen cities set records for new Hi temperature readings over the weekend. Sunday’s temperatures set records from the Quad Cities to Effingham.

NWS observations at 94.1 WGFA set a new record high Friday at 68, breaking a 1961 record of 53. Saturday – Sunday readings of 68 tied the 1930 readings.

Forecasters say there's a chance more records could fall by Wednesday.

Meanwhile – citizens in downstate Illinois woke up to a foggy Monday morning. A Dense Fog Advisory was in place until 10 am.

The Benton School Corporation in Indiana operated on a 2-hour delay this morning.

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Friends and family say final goodbyes to Delphi teens

Family and friends said their final goodbyes Sunday to Libby German and Abby Williams. The teens’bodies were found last Tuesday a day after they went missing in rural Delphi.

Libby German’s funeral was at Delphi United Methodist Church.
Williams’ funeral was a private family service.

The latest information in the homicide investigation was released earlier Sunday. Indiana State Police say the man from the photo released Wednesday is now a “main suspect” in the two teenager’s deaths.

Investigators are urging the public to contact police with tips about the person. If you know anything about the man seen in that photo, call any of three listed numbers.

• Delphi Murder Tip Line: 844-459-5786
• Indiana State Police: 765-567-2125
• Carroll County Sheriff’s Office: 765-564-2413

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Body found in submerged vehicle in Danville

Divers with the Vermilion County sheriff’s department discovered a vehicle in the water at Lake Vermilion Saturday morning.

Sheriff Pat Hartshorn confirmed there was a woman's body inside.

In a release issued later in the day, Hartshorn said "there does not appear to be any signs of foul play."
The search took place at the Lake Vermilion boat ramp area, on Danville’s north side.

The sheriff said a female called 9-1-1 saying a friend of hers called her to say he had driven into Lake Vermilion and was unable to get out of her car. The sheriff said it certainly appeared the victim had tried to call for help.
The car was pulled from the water and the victim was found inside.

Coroner Jane McFadden is expected to release the woman’s name later today (Monday).

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Will County man reported missing found dead

A Frankfort Township man reported missing last week was found dead in rural Will County Saturday. 53-year-old Daniel Delia was found around 3 pm Saturday at an abandoned farm, not far from the Manhattan-Monee Road.

Delia was reported missing by his family Monday, February 13th. His truck and firearm were also reported missing. Delia’s family also told authorities that he had been recently diagnosed with a terminal illness. It is believed that Delia died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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