UPDATE: Elderly Woman Killed in Murder-Suicide Near Dixon

DIXON (WIFR) -- An elderly woman and her grandson are dead in what police believe to be a murder-suicide in Lee County.

The double stabbing took place in the Woodland Shores subdivision near Dixon. Investigators say that 27-year-old Theodore (Ted) Howard allegedly stabbed his grandmother, Josephine Howard, just a day before her 72nd birthday before stabbing himself.

Josephine Howard died at home while the Theodore Howard later died at KSB Hospital.

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