Effingham Daily News
A woman in Newton was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday.
The Jasper County Coroner's Office received a call about a woman who was had suffered a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victim was Lori Vernier, 55, of Newton.
The Newton Police Department, The Jasper County Sheriff's Office, The Jasper County Coroner's Office and the Illinois State Police Crime are continuing their investigation.