Bodies of Two Missing Children from LeRoy, Father Likely Found


Authorities say bodies matching the descriptions of two small boys missing from a central Illinois town and their father have been found.

An Amber Alert was canceled for 9-year-old Duncan Connolly and his 7-year-old brother Jack, who both lived in LeRoy in McLean County. Authorities have said they went missing March 8 after their father allegedly failed to return them to their mother after a custody visit.

Authorities say the children's' bodies were found Sunday inside a car in remote Putnam County.

The car was registered to Michael Connolly, who authorities described as a fugitive in a child abduction case. The body of a man matching his description was found about 60 feet from the car on Sunday.

Police didn't release further details pending an afternoon news conference. Autopsies have been scheduled.

Story source: AP