Officials: Former Lake County Fair official Harry Dahms,68, found shot to death
A former Lake County Fair director was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in the driveway of his home in unincorporated Lake County Friday morning, officials announced Monday.
Harry Dahms, 68, of the 14000 block of Russell Road, was the victim of an apparent homicide, according to a press release from the Lake County Sherriff’s Department.
The Lake County sheriff’s department said it is seeking the public’s help with any information that might help its investigation.
Dahms was last seen at his residence – in an unincorporated area called Russell near the Wisconsin line -- at about 10:10 p.m. Thursday. He was wearing a dark shirt, khaki colored shorts and tan work boots, according to the police release, which describes Dahms as 6 feet tall and heavyset.
His body was discovered by police at about 8:30 a.m. Friday, with a “penetrating gunshot wound to the head,” Lake County Coroner Artis Yancey said.
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Death of man found near bike path in Batavia considered 'suspicious'
Batavia police are describing the death of a man whose body was found today along a bike trial as “suspicious.”
The body was discovered by a citizen around 11:23 a.m. along the west bank of the Fox River.
The man, 46, was not breathing when paramedics arrived and had sustained injuries that police declined to describe, pending the results of an autopsy by the Kane County coroner’s office, authorities said.
"When somebody is found deceased on a public way, we are going to treat it as suspicious," Batavia Deputy Chief Glenn Autenrieth said in a news conference. “Batavia is still a very safe community."
The dead man has been tentatively identified, but police said information about his identity was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
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