Sheriff candidate’s girlfriend found dead Friday, 06.11.10
LAWRENCE CO.—Early reports indicate that the girlfriend of Lawrence County Republican sheriff candidate and part-time city police officer Greg Chance has been found dead in her home this morning.
Wendy Edgington has been confirmed by official sources as having been the victim of an apparent suicide. She has been Chance’s latest girlfriend and has been with him since before he opted to run for sheriff late last year.
Edgington, it has been reported repeatedly to Disclosure by official sources and by family members, has been the victim of ongoing physical and mental abuse by Chance from the outset of their relationship.
Because of the nature of the matter (that she was the girlfriend of a police officer), local authorities have turned the case over to the Illinois State Police, who are generally wont to handle matters in Lawrence and specifically Lawrenceville, because of the trouble law enforcement themselves have caused for people, who subsequently needed ISP to come in and work the case. The matter of police abuse and misconduct became so overwhelming about six years ago in Lawrence that ISP began declining to assist in the county, since law enforcement was generally so corrupt that they would cover over for one another’s misdeeds carefully, making any investigation become more burdensome than ISP was willing to deal with.
It was reported to us yesterday, 06.10.10, that Edgington, who worked at Golden Rule Insurance in Lawrenceville, was sporting bruises and other marks on her hands and arms, which co-workers took to be evidence of ongoing violence between Edgington and Chance. An official source told coworkers that those marks were the result of the latest confrontation with her boyfriend, Chance.
Edgington lost custody of her young children last year because of Chance’s violent and erratic behavior and her unwillingness to stay away from him for the sake of her children.
More as we get it; we’re awaiting return calls from other Lawrence authorities on the matter.
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