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Body of murder victim's husband found near Danville

updated: 6/2/2010 1:13 AM

The husband of a Gallatin County woman whose body was found nearly 10 months ago as a suspected homicide victim has now also been found dead.

The Vermilion County coroner's office says 52-year-old Russell Carmickle's body was found over the weekend near Danville in east-central Illinois.

Authorities say they're investigating. They're not yet saying what they think caused the Rosiclare man's death.

Dorothy Carmickle was 39 when she was found dead along a road last August in Gallatin County. The coroner said she had a fractured skull and other head trauma, with marks on her body suggesting she'd been dragged. A coroner';s jury recently ruled the death a homicide.

A man who was with Carmickle at the time says she jumped out of the vehicle after they argued.

No charges have been filed.

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