A double murder in Edwardsville is being investigated by the Major Case Squad. The victims are an elderly couple, identified as 79 Michael Ladd, a contractor, and his wife, 68-year-old chiropractor Dr. Lois Ladd. They were found at their home in the 800 block of North Kansas, which is north of Downtown.

The couple was discovered in their home this (Monday) morning at about 10:30. The investigation includes about 30 members of the Major Case Squad, being led by Major Jeff Connor of the Madison County Sheriff's Department. They are working "feverishly" to develop leads in the case, and would like to hear from anyone who might me able to help establish a timeline for the couple in recent days. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Edwardsville Police Department Command Post at 618-307-1611, or their anonymous tip line at 618-692-7552.

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