Funeral Arrangements and Details Surrounding Springfield Mayor’s Death Announced
A coroner said the mayor of Illinois' capital city died in his home of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Sangamon County Coroner announced the finding Wednesday after an autopsy on 53-year-old Timothy Davlin. His body was found the previous day after a 911 call directed Springfield police to the two-term officeholder's home.
The shooting happened the same day Davlin was to appear in court as ordered in a probate case involving the estate of one of his cousins. Davlin reportedly missed a court deadline for a financial accounting of the estate.
Davlin had been Springfield mayor since 2003 and has announced he would not seek a third term.
An alderman, Frank Kunz, is mayor pro tem. City law requires that a new mayor be selected within 60 days.
Funeral services for Davlin will be this weekend. Staab Funeral Home said visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Springfield's Blessed Sacrament Church, where Davlin's funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, with the procession passing Davlin's former mayoral office.
Contributions may be made to the Timothy J. Davlin Grandchildren Scholarship Fund in care of Heartland Credit Union or the Blessed Sacrament Building fund.
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