The Kane County Coroner’s Office has identified the subjects involved in the Aurora Police Department investigation of a potential murder-suicide on the city’s East Side.
According to a Coroner’s Office news release, coroners officials were called at around 5:49 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, to the scene of a possible homicide/suicide in the 1600 block of McClure Road in Aurora.
The subjects have been identified as Leesley Sandoval, 23, of Aurora, and Cristian Coronel Sanchez, 24, of Aurora.
The subjects were transported to the Kane County Morgue, where autopsies were conducted on Sept. 30, 2020. Toxicology samples were collected at the time of the autopsy and sent to a forensic lab for analysis.
The preliminary cause of death is consistent with gunshot wounds, Coroner’s Office officials said.
The Aurora Police Department is continuing its investigation of the incident, which was first reported just before 4:30 p.m. Monday, when Aurora’s 911 Telecommunications Center received a call requesting officers to check the welfare of a family member inside of a unit at a condominium complex in the 1600 block of McClure Road.
The person told officers that family members had been trying to get in touch with an adult female who resides at the residence all day without any luck.
Officers responded to the condominium complex and met with the landlord, who gave them access to the unit. When officers entered, they found Sanchez and Sandoval nside deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.
Police initially described the incident as an apparent murder-suicide.
As investigators began speaking to neighbors and collecting preliminary statements, they learned that a man had heard gunshots in the area sometime around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, but the man did not call police to report them.
Detectives are still investigating, but preliminarily information leads them to believe that the incident is domestic-related.
If you have any information, please call the Aurora Police Department’s Investigations Division at 630-256-5500. You can also call the Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000 to report information regarding the incident anonymously.
SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release