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Langloss: Couple were divorcing

Wife’s autopsy today; husband alert, chief says

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 3:59 p.m. CDT
Yolanda Sigler

DIXON – A couple at the center of a homicide and subsequent botched suicide were planning to divorce, although they still were living together, Police Chief Danny Langloss confirmed Monday.

Neither Brian C. Sigler nor Yolanda M. Sigler had filed for divorce, though, Lee County Court records show.

Yolanda Sigler, 34, was found dead in their home at 230 Lincolnway Sunday afternoon; an autopsy will be done today.

Brian Sigler, 34, was found in the upstairs bathtub with a knife, and self-inflicted, life-threatening stab wounds to his neck and abdomen. He was operated on Sunday and was awake and alert and able to communicate Monday, Langloss said.

His condition was unavailable.

Police, who have not said how Yolanda died, were continuing to speak with family and co-workers Monday, trying to piece together what may have happened.

Brian Sigler will not be charged in his wife’s death until he is discharged, Lee County State’s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller said.

The couple’s 10-year-old son called 911 at 2:26 p.m. Sunday. Police found Sigler in the tub, and his wife in the living room moments later.

The boy, who was not hurt, is staying with relatives, Langloss said.

According to Sauk Valley Media archives, Brian and Yolanda Sigler married on Aug. 9, 1997.

At this time, there is no indication that he abused her, and Langloss was not aware of any previous calls to the home, he said.

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