West Merchant deaths

Authorities investigate the deaths of three men found Wednesday inside a home in the 600 block of West Merchant Street in Kankakee, Police Chief Robin Passwater said. At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call of a gunshot victim inside of a residence in the 600 block, Passwater said.

KANKAKEE — Three men found dead inside an apartment in Kankakee Wednesday all died of gunshot wounds, according to Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner.

Deontay M. Tyler, 24, of Kankakee, died of a single gunshot wound, Gessner said.

Malcolm D. Murray, 27, of Bourbonnais, and Kyle M. Washington-Haynes, 25, of Kankakee, each died of multiple gunshot wounds, Gessner said.


Jeff Bonty has worked for The Daily Journal since September 1986, starting in the sports department before moving to news reporting in 2002. He's a native of Indiana and graduate of Purdue University. His email is jbonty@daily-journal.com.

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