SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Investigators are awaiting an autopsy on the mayor of Illinois' capital city before divulging how the two-term officeholder died in his home.
Illinois State Police expect an autopsy Wednesday on Timothy Davlin, the 53-year-old Democrat whose body was found the previous day by officers responding to a 911 call.
The shooting happened the same day Davlin was to appear in court as ordered in a probate case involving the estate of one of his cousins.
In October, the State Journal-Register in Springfield reported that Davlin owed the federal government nearly $90,000 in unpaid income taxes and liens had been filed against his home. The mayor then blamed the problem on a dispute with the IRS over taxes owed on investments he cashed in to buy the home.
Davlin reportedly missed a court deadline for a financial accounting of the estate.
Davlin had been Springfield mayor since 2003 and has announced he would not seek a third term.
An alderman, Frank Kunz, is mayor pro tem. City law requires that a new mayor be selected within 60 days.
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