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Iroquois County: Suspect now named in double homicide case

A suspect is now named in connection to a double homicide in Iroquois County.

The Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for 43-year-old Matthew Borden of Melvin (IL). Borden is currently facing two counts of First-Degree Murder. Bond has been set at $2-million dollars.
Borden is also wanted by the United States Marshals Service for a probation violation. The sheriff’s office says throughout both homicide investigations, Borden was identified as a person of interest.

The homicide investigations include the murders of 54-year-old Pamela Williams of Martinton and 50-year-old Brian Musk of Milford. The body of Williams was found along a roadside ditch southwest of Sheldon Friday morning. Musk was discovered dead Saturday morning in an apartment on the grounds of Milford Auto Parts.

Anyone with information should contact the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office. This investigation is ongoing.

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Update: Milford homicide victim identified

A 50-year-old Milford man is now identified as the victim of Iroquois County's second homicide case in two days. Brian Musk was found dead inside a residence on the property of the Milford Auto Parts business Saturday morning. The cause of deathy wasn't revealed. Iroquois County Sheriff's Police and the County Coroner are investigating. Musk was found after sheriff deputies responded to a report of a burglary about 6 am today (Sat). Illinois State Police Crime Scene Technicians processed the scene. Autopsy results are not available. It is the second homicide case in Iroquois County in two days. The body of 54-year-old Pameela Williams of Martinton was found in a roadside ditch southwest of Sheldon Friday morning. Autopsy results have not been revealed. Both investigation are ongoing, according to sheriff's police. 94.1 WGFA
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Milford homicide investigation

                … 2nd Iroquois County case in 2 days …

Iroquois County authorities are investigating the county’s second homicide in the last two days; this time in Milford. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported burglary at a residence just south of Milford at about 6 am today (Saturday). One person was found dead inside.

Investigators for the sheriff’s office and the Iroquois County coroner requested assistance from crime-scene investigators from Illinois State Police.

On Friday, sheriff’s police, the Coroner and State Police were on the scene of a homicide in rural Sheldon where 54-year-old Pamela Williams of Martinton was found dead in a roadside ditch. Results of an autopsy have not been released.

There’s been no word on whether the two cases are related.

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Homicide case unfolds in Iroquois County

                                               …Woman’s body found near Sheldon …

Police authorities in Iroquois County converged on a rural Sheldon location (Friday morning) where a female body was found in a roadside ditch. Sheriff’s Police, the Coroner and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Technicians combed an area along County Road 1700 N. A passerby reported a woman’s body in a ditch around 7 am. The woman was later identified as 54-year-old Pamela Williams of Martinton.

A press release from the sheriff’s department stated an autopsy was conducted in Kankakee County. Results have not been available.

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Kankakee: ‘Not Guilty’ verdict in drive-by shooting

A refuted Latin King gang member was found not guilty Friday in a Kankakee County courtroom. James Atwood of Kankakee was facing an attempted murder rap for a drive-by shooting dating back to 2015.
The 34-year-old defendant is currently serving a 17-year prison sentence for dealing cocaine.

Atwood was charged with attempted murder for the drive-by on E. Duane Boulevard. Prosecutors tried to show Atwood’s involvement by playing an audio taped of him speaking with a police-informant where Atwood admitted firing a weapon at a van. Some of those rounds struck a nearby home where four people were inside --- two adults and two children. State’s Attorney Jim Rowe said in addition to the attempted murder, Atwood was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm by a street gang member.

Rowe said Atwood was a front-seat passenger in the vehicle involved. Two other defendants were in that vehicle. Jovan Saulsberry of Bourbonnais is yet to stand trial. Jesse Dorsett Jr of Kankakee had charges against him dropped. Both were listed as state witnesses in the case.

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