Husband and Wife Chicago Lawyers that worked with Barack Obama found dead under suspicious circumstances

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A husband and his wife, both lawyers, were found dead Monday night in their Chicago area home.

Authorities discovered the bodies of Thomas Johnson, 69, and Leslie Jones, 67, at around 7:30 p.m. while conducting a welfare check at their Oak Park home.

Police said that “preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates suspicious circumstances” and it does not appear that the deaths were self-inflicted.

Reynolds said he does not believe there is a threat to the public but out of an abundance of caution patrol cars have increased in the area.

Johnson, who founded the firm, played a crucial role in establishing affordable housing in Chicago and “in securing justice for coal miners, truck drivers and others in the labor movement,” his bio reads.

He also helped reform Chicago’s voter registration and worked with many officeholders, including former President Barack Obama, according to the law firm.

Deaths of married attorneys found in Oak Park home ruled homicides

Thomas Johnson, 69, and Leslie Ann Jones, 67, died of multiple sharp force injuries, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner.

The couple were Harvard Law graduates and partners in the downtown law firm Johnson, Jones, Snelling, Gilbert and Davis.

Johnson has served as a hearing officer for Chicago’s police disciplinary panel since the 1990s. He oversaw many high profile cases, including officers accused of attempting to cover up the Laquan McDonald shooting.

On Wednesday evening, the FBI confirmed that they are assisting local law enforcement in the investigation.






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