Mother, daughter dead after late night fire

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Coroner Duane Northrup has released the name of one of the females discovered inside a burning residence at 9 Sherwood Court in Champaign, Illinois on the evening of December 21.

Leslie Gill, 49 of Champaign, was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital and pronounced dead at 3:41 A.M., on December 22.

Gill’s daughter also died due to severe burns.

An autopsy is scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, December 23, at the Champaign County Regional Autopsy Facility.

The Champaign County Coroner’s Office, Champaign Police Department, Champaign Fire Department and the Illinois State Fire Marshal are investigating this incident.

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