Authorities investigating after 3 found dead in burning house near Elmhurst

  • The bodies of three people were found in this house on Willow Road near Elmhurst where a fire was reported, authorities said.

      The bodies of three people were found in this house on Willow Road near Elmhurst where a fire was reported, authorities said. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The bodies of three people were found in this house on Willow Road near Elmhurst where a fire was reported, authorities said.

      The bodies of three people were found in this house on Willow Road near Elmhurst where a fire was reported, authorities said. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 

Three people were found dead in a home after authorities responded to a house fire Friday evening in unincorporated DuPage County near Elmhurst.

At about 9:30 p.m., DuPage County sheriff's deputies and the Elmhurst Fire Department responded to a house fire on Willow Road.

Firefighters removed one woman and two males from the home. They were dead.

The investigation is ongoing and the identity of the deceased is being withheld until the cause and manner of their deaths are determined, a sheriff's department statement read.

"Investigators have worked straight through the night and morning and are conducting interviews and handling other facets of the investigation," Sgt. Bob Harris said on Facebook. He said they are working with the DuPage County coroner's office and the DuPage County state's attorney's office and "will release more information as soon as our interviews are complete and we are confident all aspects of the investigation are complete."

Immediate neighbors declined to comment.

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