UPDATE: Police Find Man and Boy Dead in Yorkville Home

Yorkville police investigating incident; autopsies set for Friday.

Yorkville police are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man and a 4-year-old after their bodies were found in a home in the 300 block of Bertram Drive in Yorkville Wednesday afternoon.

Police discovered the man and boy after being called to the home at about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday for a well-being check, according to police. 

The man was identified as Joseph R. Schmitt, police said. According to the Auora Beacon-News, Kendall County Coronor Ken Toftoy said Scmitt and his son, Wyland, were found in the garage of the home. Cause of death is unclear.

Yorkville Police Chief Richard Hart said Thursday morning that the case is under investigation and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

“This is an isolated case and there is no threat to the community,” Hart said.

In a telephone interview Thursday afternoon Toftoy said he does not expect results from the autopsy or toxicology report for approximately 10 days.

He described the case as the toughest during his tenure at the Kendall County Coroner's Office. He said it was a tough weight on him emotionally particularly when they removed the body of Wyland from the scene.

Patch will update this story as more details become available. 


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