Two Men Found Dead at Lockport Construction Site


A partially built Lockport subdivision was rattled Tuesday by news that two construction workers were found dead in one of the uncompleted town homes, in what Lockport police are calling a “death investigation.”

Lockport Police Chief Terry Lemming released few details in a Tuesday afternoon news conference, saying that the cause or time of death had not yet been determined. The Will County Coroner’s office will do an autopsy Wednesday, which should help with the investigation, he said.

Early Wednesday, the dead men were identified by police as Marco Ceja Sanchez, 37, and David Ceja Sanchez, 36. Both were from Aurora and are believed to be related, police said in a news release.

Yellow crime scene tape prevented vehicles from accessing the subdivision off 163rd Street throughout the day.

“There is no reason to believe the community is in danger. It appears the incident was isolated within that townhouse,” the chief said. The townhouse was under construction and unoccupied. “We’re doing everything we can to determine what happened here,” he said. He declined to say why they feel it was an isolated incident, or to say how the two died, saying only it was not natural causes.

Lockport police were called to the 16100 block of Coneflower Drive at 6:27 a.m., to a report of a man down inside a townhouse under construction and discovered by a construction foreman, Lemming said.

Responding officers found two unresponsive men, and Lockport Fire Protection District paramedics confirmed that both were deceased, he said.

There are only eight double units in the new Townes of Sagebrook subdivision, near 163rd and Gougar Road, with two of those under construction, including the one where the bodies were discovered. Not all are occupied.

Residents, who have lived there only a few months, heard no commotion, but said they noticed a vehicle parked in the driveway of the building where the men were found Monday night.

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