The investigation continues into the first homicide in unincorporated Sangamon County in more than a year.
The coroner’s office used fingerprints to identify 25-year-old Justin Sharp. He was found dead of a gunshot wound in the yard of a home on South Whittier Friday morning.
County detectives obtained a search warrant for Sharp’s home… two doors down from where his body was discovered. Undersheriff Jack Campbell says investigators found signs of a struggle there.
They also found three pit bulls in cages and took them into custody. Campbell did not say what else was recovered in the search.
So far, there have been no arrests and police have not identified any suspects in the killing.