Bodies of missing father, sons found

March 30, 2009 12:34:49 PM PDT
Authorities in central Illinois say the bodies of two small boys who had been missing about three weeks have been found along with that of their father. Nine-year-old Duncan Connolly and his 7-year-old brother Jack of LeRoy went missing March 8 after their father allegedly failed to return them to their mother following a custody visit.

McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling says the two children's bodies were found Sunday inside a car in Putnam County. The body of the father, Michael Connolly, was found nearby.

The boy's mother, Amy Leichtenberg, says in a statement she's heartbroken by her son's deaths, which she blames in part on the judicial system.

A court order barred Michael Connolly from contact with Leichtenberg.

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