Suspect Identified in 2 Iroquois County Murders

Suspect Identified in 2 Iroquois County Murders

[THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED.  SEE OUR UPDATED STORY ABOUT THE SUSPECT BEING DEAD.]

Authorities in Iroquois County are probing two homicides which they think may be connected. And the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office announced early Sunday that a warrant has been issued for Mathew W. Borden, 43, of Melvin, Illinois, charging him with two counts of First Degree Murder.  Borden is also currently wanted by the United States Marshals Service for a probation violation.  Sheriff’s Police say that throughout both investigations Borden was identified as a person of interest.  Bond on the warrant has been set at $2-million-dollars.

On Friday Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police were notified that a passerby had found an unresponsive female in a ditch southwest of Sheldon.  Sheriff’s Police and EMS personnel arrived on the scene shortly after 7:00 a.m. and determined the woman was dead.  She has been identified by the Iroquois County Coroner as 54-year-old Pamela Williams of Martinton.

The other victim was found early Saturday morning when Iroquois County Deputies responded to a report of a burglary at Milford Auto Parts, located along Illinois route one.  Officers found 50-year-old Brian Musk of Milford dead at the scene there.

Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators are assisting Sheriff’s Police and the Iroquois County Coroner in the investigation into both deaths.