McWhorter facing murder charges

EVANSTON — Michelle Lee McWhorter, an Evanston resident, was charged Thursday with the murders of Christina Caves and Dean Corlett, both found dead in their homes in September of 2016.
Caves, 52, was found in her Evanston apartment on Sept. 10, 2016. Her case was officially declared a homicide in January although the cause of death has not been released while the investigation was ongoing.
Corlett, 69, was found a little more than two weeks later than Caves on Sept. 26, 2016. The police declared his case a homicide on Dec. 7, 2016, citing the cause of death as severe loss of blood.
The two lived just half a mile apart, Caves in the River Glen Apartments and Corlett at 178 County Rd., and neither had been heard from for several days before they were found. Both were discovered after concerned neighbors or family members asked police to check on them.
Court documents were made public only minutes before press time. Check the Tuesday, April 4, edition of the Herald and online at for updated versions of this story.


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