Sheriff’s office investigates incident at Amboy home


AMBOY — On Monday, Aug. 1, at approximately 6:10 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 300 block of West Main Street, Amboy, in response to a neighbor asking for help.  

Upon arrival, deputies found a female, Vonna Benhoff, 53, with apparent injuries. Deputies also discovered Michael C. Benhoff, 55, who was deceased inside the attached garage. Lee County Detectives were called to the scene to continue the investigation. An autopsy is being scheduled by the Lee County Coroner’s Office. 

Vonna Benhoff was transported to OSF in Rockford for treatment of her injuries.  

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Amboy Fire Department, Amboy Police Department, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services and Lee County Coroner’s Office.  

More information will be available upon the conclusion of the investigation. There is no immediate threat to the community at this time.

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