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Friend sets up fundraiser for Byron stabbing victim

Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017 4:24 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, March 19, 2017 6:39 p.m. CDT
Jodi Gorman

BYRON – A fundraising account for a Byron woman who police say was stabbed by her husband raised nearly all of its $5,000 goal in 1 day.

Jodi Gorman, 45, was found stabbed in her home at 8438 Winnebago Lane in rural Byron just after 5 p.m. Thursday. Her husband, Michael J. Gorman, died in a car accident not long after that.

A GoFundMe account, established Saturday by a friend, Kylie Davison of Byron, had raised $4,850 by 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Jodi is still hospitalized after undergoing hours of surgery and has a long recovery both physically and emotionally as a result,” Davison wrote.

According to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department, which was called to the home on a report of a domestic dispute, Michael J. Gorman 48, died of blunt force trauma after being thrown from his car in a single-vehicle accident in Stephenson County just before 6 p.m. Thursday.

He was a public service administrator with the Illinois Department of Corrections, working at Dixon Correctional Center, online records show.

She was taken to a Rockford hospital with life-threatening stab wounds and was in serious condition Friday, but no information was available on her condition Sunday.

According to court records, he filed for divorce in 2014, but the two remained living in the home. They have been in mediation, negotiating ownership of the home, custody of the two children, ages 14 and 11, fees and other issues since.

He recently asked the court to compel her to leave the home, the records show.


Click here to donate to the fund for Jodi Gorman.

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