Clay County State’s Attorney, Joel Powless, releases the following information. On May 2, 2018, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address in Louisville to investigate a 911 call. At the scene deputies attempted to make contact with someone at the residence but were unable to do so. Deputies were able to position themselves to view a portion of the interior of the residence, where they observed someone laying on the floor and who appeared to be unresponsive. Upon making entry into the residence they located a male and female who were both deceased. These individuals were identified as 59 year old Ann VanDyke and 61 year old Mark Lane

The investigation into this matter was turned over to the Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, and the Clay County Coroner’s Office. Law enforcement is continuing their investigation into this matter. As of the time of this Press Release, the State’s Attorney’s Office has not received any information regarding any possible suspects in this matter, nor are they currently aware of any other parties involved at this time. Any additional information can be directed to the State’s Attorney’s Office or the Illinois State Police. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the deceased in this difficult time.