LINCOLN — A tip from a Logan County sheriff’s deputy has led to the discovery of a double-homicide in Freeport, officials said.

During a routine traffic stop near Lincoln around midnight last Wednesday, the deputy became suspicious of a car driven by Mitchell Davis, 33, of Freeport.

The car was registered to the man’s parents and the deputy wanted to make sure he had permission to drive it. During the stop, the deputy asked Freeport officials to check on Patrick Davis, 66, and his wife, Carlotta, 59.

When police arrived at the couple's Freeport home, they found the couple dead as a result of stab wounds.

Stephenson County Coroner Tim Leamon confirmed the couple was stabbed to death, possibly as early as last Monday.

The family has ties to Logan County, according to Stephenson County officials.

Mitchell Davis remains in Stephenson County jail in lieu of $750,000 bond and faces two counts of first-degree murder.

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