Coroner Releases Names In Oakwood Murder-Suicide Investigation

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OAKWOOD – The Vermilion County Coroner has released the names of the man and woman found dead at a rest stop along Interstate 74. Police say it appears to be a murder-suicide.

The Vermilion County Sheriff's Department says Ella C. Coffman, 47, of Homer worked at the Pilot truck stop just off I-74. She was found fatally shot in her vehicle Wednesday night. Coffman was in the middle of a work break when the shooting occurred. . Coroner Peggy Johnson says Coffman was shot multiple times.

Sheriff Pat Hartshorn tells our partners at the Champaign News Gazette, the man is believed to be the woman's estranged husband.

The coroner's office identified the deceased male as Douglas F. Price, 69, of Urbana.  Preliminary autopsy results show Price was shot in the head.

WAND will continue to bring you the latest information on this developing story.

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