Double Murder on Park Crest Drive

Freeport, Illinois — At approximately 12:30 A.M. on 02/15/17, the Freeport Police Department received a call from the Logan County Illinois Sherriff’s Office inquiring if the police Department could make contact with the residents that live in the 100 block of Park Crest Dr.

The Logan County Sherriff’s Office had the Freeport resident’s vehicle stopped and wanted our department to check with the registered owners of the vehicle to see if the person that was driving the vehicle had permission to have the vehicle.

Officers of the Freeport Police Department went to the residence in the 100 block of Park Crest Dr. to make contact with the registered owners.

The Officer could see two individuals inside the residence that appeared to be unresponsive.

Officers made entry into the residence and found the residents deceased. Both individuals had apparent stab wounds to their bodies.

The victims are identified as Patrick (66 years of age) and Carlotta (59 Years of age) Davis.

Mitchell Davis, 33, of Freeport was taken into custody in Logan County. Mitchell is charged with 2 counts of First Degree Murder. His Bond has been set at $750,000 10%.

Any Questions can be directed to Deputy Chief Matthew Summers 815-235-8230.

Freeport Police Chief Todd Barkalow Provides An Update And A Word of Advice Regarding The Tragic Event That Took Place on Park Crest Drive in Freeport.

Posted by Today In The Port on Thursday, February 16, 2017

4 thoughts on “Double Murder on Park Crest Drive

  • February 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Another case of mentally ill person…….police can’t. ..won’t do anything to stop a crime…death until he did something wrong. WHY WHY WHY…..

  • February 16, 2017 at 10:43 am

    This is a very sad tragedy. My prayers to the family and friends of this couple. I do however want to complain about your headline, they were not elderly…. 59 & 66 is not considered elderly….since technically they were not old enough to retire. Secondly, what did putting “elderly” in your title have to do with this sad, unfathomable tragedy? You really should think before you “speak”…. This situation is sad enough, it doesn’t need media drama added.

    • February 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

      It’s pretty tragic. More tragic is people’s ridiculous concern over the word elderly. Elderly isn’t dramatic. The murder of two people is dramatic. The murder of two people by their son is dramatic. The murder of two people by their son on Valentines day is dramatic. As we’ve already said though, if you just think of the day this happened and who did it, we could have certainly come up with a far more shocking dramatic headline if that was our intent. Next time we’ll make sure to use “Son Murders Parents in Valentines Day Double Murder”, so the title doesn’t sound so shocking. You should really be more concerned with the event rather than our use of the word elderly, especially when speaking of someone who was 66 years of age and 59 years of age. They were sweet people from what we have heard. We’re sorry to be so blunt, but in such a tragic event it is completely absurd to us that people complain about the word elderly. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and all who knew them or lived in the area. It is a very peaceful, safe and loving part of town.

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