An autopsy has been completed on the body of a woman found dead in a north-end home Thursday. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says Kayla Dillon appears to have died from strangulation.
Assistant Police Chief Cliff Buscher says they’ve arrested 25-year-old Daniel P. Mueller in connection with her death, and have charged him with first degree Homicide.
Meanwhile, police are conducting an internal investigation into how a Springfield cop responded to an initial call for assistance at Dillon's residence. A neighbor called and reported hearing a woman calling for help from inside the home. But the officer who arrived at the scene reported nothing unusual, and left.
Dillon's body was found the next day when police returned after receiving another call expressing concern for her wellbeing.