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Crystal Lake Police Department conducts Death Investigation

Post Date:08/10/2017 6:49 AM

On August 3rd, 2017, at approximately 8:02 pm Crystal Lake Police were called to a residence in the 100 block of Marian Parkway for a report of a female subject armed with a knife.  While units were enroute, additional information was received indicating a male subject was armed with handgun.

 Upon arrival, police located 2 female victims within a home who had apparently been shot multiple times.  Crystal Lake Fire Rescue attempted life saving measures, however both the 31 year old female victim and 16 year old female victim were pronounced dead at the scene.

Members of the Crystal Lake Investigations Unit, assisted by the McHenry County States Attorney’s Office and McHenry County Corners Officer, are investigating the case.  A semi-automatic handgun was located and collected at the scene.

 Ryan C Yarber (31) of Crystal Lake was arrested and charged with four (4) counts of First Degree Murder in relation to both deaths.  He is currently being held at the McHenry County Jail.  There is no photo available for Yarber at this time.

 The victim’s names are being withheld pending notification to family from the McHenry County Corners Office.    

 The initial investigation has revealed this to be an isolated incident.  There is no concern for public safety at this time.

 Although the offender has been arrested, the investigation is ongoing and active. 

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