Joliet mother, twin daughters dead of apparent murder/suicide
8/29/2017, 9:37 a.m.
Joliet Police responded to a report of a fatality in the home of the 400 block of North Reed Street on Monday afternoon, August 28.
Reported by a concerned family member, officers found the bodies of 41-year old Celisa Henning as well as her twin, 6-year old daughters. The identities were confirmed by Will County Coroner Patrick O’Neil’s office on Monday which cited the time of death as 6:36 p.m. The coroner will conduct autopsies on Tuesday.
According to a statement, the police are currently investigating the incident as a double murder/suicide.
“This is an on-going investigation into a very tragic incident,” said Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton.
Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk extended his condolences to the family calling the incident “horrific.”