Elderly couple found dead inside home

January 30, 2009 8:58:05 PM PST
South suburban police are trying to figure out who shot a retired couple to death.Leon and Minnie Taylor were found dead at their home in Country Club Hills on Thursday night.

An officer sat in front and police tape surrounded the home in the quiet neighborhood on Friday night.

The home where Leon and Minnie Taylor lived for two decades is now a crime scene. And family members are stunned kooking for an explanation.

The retired couple was active in the community had lots of friends and knew their neighbors well.

When those neighbors failed to see them for several days. They called police to do a well-being check. An officer discovered their bodies fully clothed inside the master bedroom.

"They were both in prone positions in the bedroom on the floor. The initial report from the medical examiner's office indicated that both had sustained a single gunshot wound to the head," said Chief Bill Brown, Country Club Hills Police.

The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force is heading up the investigation. They say they found no signs of forced entry and the house was well-maintained. There was no sign of a robbery and no sign of a weapon.

They searched through the couple's trash and vehicles as well inside the home. But it's a mystery. Neighbors say the couple had no enemies.

"They were the nicest people I ever met in my life. Some of the nicest people, it's just a shame something like that could happen to them," said Davron Boyd, neighbor.

"It's hard to believe. My wife will be scared to death with something like this happening in this community," said Charles Walker, neighbor.

Even though they're very early in their investigation, police say they believe it was an isolated incident and resident have no reason to worry about a random killer on the loose in the community.


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