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2 teens found dead in Harvard backyard

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By Associated Press

Police have identified two people found dead in a backyard in Harvard.

Harvard police say officers found 17-year-old Jacqueline Flores of Harvard and 19-year-old Miguel Andrade of Belvidere dead early Thursday. They are investigating the deaths as a homicide and suicide.


Police say officers responding heard a gunshot before finding the victims unresponsive. Police say both victims had wounds to their heads. They say Andrade was found near Flores and a .22-caliber revolver was found near Andrade.

Police say Andrade and Flores had a prior relationship. Autopsies are scheduled for later Thursday. Authorities say there is no indication the deaths are gang-related.

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