Woman, 58, found dead in Wheaton; person of interest held

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Police are looking for two vehicles after a 58-year-old woman was found dead in Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Police Department)

A person of interest was being questioned Sunday night in the murder of a 58-year-old woman found dead in Wheaton, police said.

Erin C. Leinweber was found dead at about 6:45 p.m. in the 1300-block of Woodcutter Lane, according to the Wheaton Police Department. A cause of death was not immediately released.

Investigators were looking for the victim's vehicle - a red 2009 Kia Spectra with Illinois plate V264403 and possibly a Hillary Clinton bumper sticker.

A beige 2000 Toyota Camry with Illinois plate Z810380 is also being sought, police said.

Neighbors said the woman lived in the townhouse for 30 years and that she was found by her son.

Police remained on the scene late Sunday, but called the incident isolated and said there is no threat to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Robert Miller at 630-260-2073.
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