CARMI – Carmi Police have released the names of the two individuals found shot to death at a home in the 1600 block of Hillcrest Ave. Friday morning.
According to Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter, the victims were 71-year-old Phyllis K. Daniel and 72-year-old Charles W. Daniel.
Carter said officers responded to the home shortly after 11 Friday morning after receiving a report from a family member who called 911 saying they went to the home to check up on the occupants after they were not answering their phones and appeared to have been shot.
Phyllis Daniel was found in a vehicle in the driveway dead and Charles Daniel was found dead inside the home, both with gunshot wounds.
Carter said the case continues to be an isolated incident with no ongoing danger to the public, adding after evaluating the evidence, it appears Charles Daniel took the life of Phyllis Daniel while she was inside the vehicle before coming back into the house and taking his own life.
Carmi Police were assisted by the White County Sheriff’s Office, White County Ambulance Service, White County Coroner and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit.