3 found dead of ‘sharp force injuries’ in Winfield murder-suicide

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Three people found dead Monday morning at a home in west suburban Winfield died of multiple sharp force injuries, according to authorities.

On Tuesday, Winfield Police Chief David Schar issued a statement saying detectives were conducting a “homicide-suicide” investigation, but did not provide additional information.

Schar said no suspect was being sought in connection with the deaths and that investigators believe the incident was “confined to those located in the home.”

Officers responded at 6:07 a.m. Monday to the home in the 500 block of Jefferson Street when a concerned citizen looked through a window and called 911 after seeing two people inside “who appeared to be injured,” police said.

Officers found the three bodies after forcing entry to the home, police said.

They were identified as 77-year-old Nancy Clinkenbeard, 76-year-old Clyde Clinkenbeard and 50 year-old Karl Clinkenbeard, according to the DuPage County Coroner’s Office. All three lived at the home.

Each suffered “multiple sharp force injuries,” the coroner’s office said. The manner in which they died was not released.

“The investigation is in its early stages, however we do not feel there is an ongoing threat to the community,” Schar said Monday.

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