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'Whoever Did This Horrific Act is Truly Evil,' Father And 2 Sons Found Dead In Possible Triple Murder
Andrew Hintt and his two sons, ages 5 and 7, were found shot and dead inside his home and police believe the killer or killers now have his vehicle.
An Illinois father and his two sons have been found dead inside their home over the weekend, and police are calling their deaths a likely triple homicide.
Andrew Hintt’s landlord called 911 on Sunday, after the boy's mother requested a welfare check check. At the home, the police found the 31-year-old father and his two sons, 5 and 7, at their home in Belvidere, Belvidere Police announced at a Monday presser.
Four shell casings were found at the scene, but no weapons were located, police said. While police said the official causes of deaths are pending, they noted that all three suffered gunshot wounds.
Belvidere Police Chief Shane Woody told reporters and the public on Monday that the deaths are being investigated as a triple homicide. He called the killings both "senseless” and “horrific” as he begged the public to keep an eye out for Andrew’s vehicle which was missing from the scene. Hintt's 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has the Illinois license plate CT92923. Police believe that it was stolen, perhaps by the possible killer or killers.
Police did not dive into theories about possible motives for the slayings but they had harsh words for whoever is responsible.
"Whoever did this horrific act is truly evil," Woody said at Monday’s presser.
He noted that the incident is believed to be the first triple homicide in the history of the town, which has a population of about 25,000.
Belvidere Mayor Clint Morris echoed Woody's sentiment by also characterizing "the individual or individuals that committed this crime" as evil.
"My heart goes out as well as the community’s goes out to the victims," he said at Monday's press conference.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-544-2135 or Boone County Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.