Man, woman arrested in Jo Daviess homicide case

Meyers, 35, is being charged with first-degree murder, while Heidenreich, 39, is being charged...
Meyers, 35, is being charged with first-degree murder, while Heidenreich, 39, is being charged with Concealment of Homicidal Death.(Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office/KWQC)
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 4:43 PM CDT
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JO DAVIESS Co., Ill. (KWQC) - A Freeport man and a Savanna woman face charges in connection with a body found in the Mississippi River in Carroll County in March.

Levi Meyers, 35, and Danielle Heidenreich, 39, were arrested in a joint effort by Carroll County and Jo Daviess County Sheriff Departments in the death of Keith Heidenreich, whose body was recovered from the river at Miller’s Landing, 6898 Marina Road, in rural Savanna on March 10.

Meyers is charged with first-degree murder, and Danielle Heidenreich is charged with concealment of a homicidal death, officials said Thursday in a media release.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Hanover Police requested the assistance of the Northwest Illinois Critical Incident Response Team Major Case Team to assist with the suspicious death investigation.

Investigators believe that Keith Heidenreich’s death was related to incidents that took place inside the home of Meyers and Danielle Heidenreich at 50 Blackhawk St. in Hanover. Keith Heidenreich’s body was then driven by vehicle to the Miller’s Landing location and placed into the Mississippi River.

Police ask anyone with information regarding the investigation to call the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office at 815-777-2141 or the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 815-244-9171.

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