The our bodies have been uncovered in August after a well-being verify on their house within the 3900-block of Heart Avenue.
The brothers allegedly instructed police their mother, who was in her late 70s, was pushed down the steps by their sister in December 2015 and died someday the next week from her head harm. The brothers then mentioned their 42-year-old sister received sick and died in 2019.
“They have been duct taped fully, wrapped in blankets, positioned inside, bent over, folded in half and buried within the yard,” mentioned Lyons Police Chief Michael Herion.
Police mentioned the our bodies had been useless and buried for years, and have been too decomposed to find out how they died. However investigators consider the brothers didn’t report the deaths so they may proceed to gather their mom’s social safety checks.
Police mentioned Michael Lelko, 47 has been charged with two counts of felony concealment of a loss of life.
His brother is at present in custody and expenses towards him are pending, police mentioned.
Herion additionally mentioned he has been instructed by federal investigators that each brothers are going through expenses of theft of Social Safety advantages paid within the identify of their mom after her loss of life. Federal investigators haven’t but formally introduced these expenses.
The investigation started when the water firm alerted police that water hadn’t been used on the house for years. Fuel and electrical use had additionally been minimal.
Upon arriving, police discovered a extreme case of hoarding. The house contained jars stuffed with urine and piles of possessions all through the two-story house, in addition to a number of cats and canines working across the property.
Extra expenses are anticipated to be introduced by the top of the day, police mentioned.
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