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Police say they have weapon used in Dwight murders

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 4:58 p.m. CDT

DWIGHT – Police say they have recovered the weapon used in the shooting deaths of two women last month.

In a news release sent late Thursday afternoon, Dwight police said the gun has been linked to the homicides.

"The weapon responsible for the murders have been recovered, and ballistics results prove this to be the weapon," police said in the news release.

Dwight Police Chief Tim Henson declined to comment beyond what was stated in the news release.

The investigation into the shooting death of two women in their home last month remains active.

Earlier this week, Dwight police said investigators were continuing to follow up on leads and were waiting on test results to be returned from the state lab.

At 4:38 a.m. June 14, a 911 call brought police to the house at 200 W. North St. where a male said he’d been shot. Authorities found Donna Denker, 60, and her daughter, Kelli, 30, dead in their home. Autopsies showed the women were shot to death.

The 23-year-old man who made the call survived.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 815-584-3132. The Dwight Village Board and Grundy County CrimeStoppers are offering a combined $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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