A 36-year-old former Farina woman has died in a murder-suicide in Mattoon.
Rachel (Sigrist) McFarland along with her 37-year-old husband Joseph McFarland were found deceased in their home at about 11:55 Friday evening.
Mattoon Police, in a news release, said both had been shot and the incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide. They declined to release any additional information.
Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers has indicated an autopsy is set for Monday.
A family member said Rachel Sigrist grew up in Farina and was a 2001 graduate of South Central High School. She was a member of the Friedens United Church of Christ in Farina.
She had one son, Colton McFarland, who was reportedly at home at the time of the incident. Rachel was a manager at the Mattoon McDonald’s.