|Tom Davlin, mayor of Springfield, Ill. was found dead in his home on Tuesday, 14 December 2010: AP|
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police are investigating the death of Springfield’s mayor, whose body was found in his home.
Police Chief Robert Williams says officers responded to a 911 call shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday at Timothy Davlin’s home and found the Democratic mayor dead.
Williams declines to offer details about how Davlin died, saying the investigation is in its infancy.
Williams says Springfield police have turned over the matter to Illinois State Police, which declined to give details.
In October, the State Journal-Register in Springfield reported that Davlin owed the federal government nearly $90,000 in unpaid income taxes and liens had been filed against his home. The mayor then blamed the problem on a dispute with the IRS over taxes owed on investments he cashed in to buy the home.
(Click here to read the full story on the Chicago Sun Times website. May GOD Rest his soul and Comfort the mayor's family, friends, and constituency in their time of grief and need.)