UPDATE: Father strangled wheelchair bound daughter in Fond du Lac

Updated: 6:56 p.m. Sunday, October 1

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office has ruled that the death of the daughter and father is a murder-suicide. Officials say that 27-year-old daughter Julia Whitmore was strangled with something and then after killing his daughter, Mark Whitmore died of a self-inflicted knife wound. 

Julia was wheelchair bound and had a disability that required constant care. Mark was her primary caregiver, and the home health nurse that found her dead was a caregiver that provided aid when he was away. 

At this time no solid motive for the murder has been determined.


Posted: 1:14 p.m. Friday, September 29

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death in a home in the town of Empire. Around 7:38 a.m. Friday morning they received a 911 call from a home healthcare worker who reported she found her client dead in the house.

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office responded to the home on Golf Course Drive. When first responders arrived they found two people dead inside the house.

Officials said the two people are 62-year-old Mark Whitmore and 27-year-old Julia Whitmore who are father and daughter.

Officials say there is no threat to the public.

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