Belvidere police investigate deaths of father, two sons as triple homicide

Belvidere Chief of Police, Shane Woody, addresses the public with information on a triple...
Belvidere Chief of Police, Shane Woody, addresses the public with information on a triple homicide that took place Sunday evening in Belvidere, Ill.(WIFR)
Published: Dec. 20, 2021 at 1:14 PM CST
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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) - Belvidere police release more information about a triple homicide Sunday evening.

“For the last 15 hours the Belvidere Police Department has been investigating the death of Andrew Hintt, 31, Belvidere, two sons 5 and 7 years old. Each victim suffered gunshot wounds,” says Chief Shane Woody in a news conference on Monday addressing the homicide.

Authorities believe the suspect stole Hintt’s silver Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with Illinois license plate CT92923.

A 9-1-1 call came into Boone County Dispatch around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The caller was reporting that a body had been found in a home in the 600 block of Union Avenue.

Officers found an adult and two children dead in the home. The names of the children are not being released at this time.

The murder weapon hasn’t been recovered but police say 9mm shell casings were recovered from the crime scene.

Belvidere police will work with Illinois State Police on the investigation. Additional information will be released after autopsy is complete.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-544-2135. Anonymous reports can be made by contacting Boone County Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867 or its website.

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