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Two fatal DeKalb shootings under investigation

Published: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 8:35 a.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 11:01 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – Police are investigating the death of a DeKalb woman and the apparent suicide of a man who was found dead inside her car miles away.

Morgan Chaney, 26, of the 1300 block of Omega Circle Drive in DeKalb, was found dead about 6 a.m. Saturday at her home. She had been shot to death, according to a news release from DeKalb police.

Chaney’s vehicle and cellphone were taken from her home. Less than two hours later, DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies found Andre Gomez, 31, of the 1500 block of Reserve Lane in DeKalb, dead inside Chaney’s vehicle in the 5800 block of Miller Road in rural Shabbona, near a wind turbine.

Chaney’s cellphone and a gun like the one used to shoot Chaney were found in the vehicle with Gomez, police said.

Gomez and Chaney had been dating, but no longer were, DeKalb police said in the press release.

Workers appeared to be cleaning Chaney’s home Sunday afternoon with no police presence but police declined Sunday to provide details outside the news release.

The investigation into the deaths is being conducted by the DeKalb County Major Case Squad, the county’s state’s attorney’s office and the county coroner. The major case squad involves police from DeKalb, Sycamore, Northern Illinois University and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

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