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Mayor of Springfield, Ill., Found Dead at Home



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    Tim Davlin was found dead.

    The mayor of Springfield, Ill., was found dead in his home on Tuesday after failing to show up for a court-ordered appearance in a pending estate case.


    Tim Davlin was found dead about 9:10 a.m. local time, the State Journal-Register reported police as saying.

    Police would not confirm a report that Davlin died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    The Illinois State Police is handling the investigation.

    Davlin, who was the trustee for a late cousin's $845,000 estate, was supposed to have appeared at a court-ordered meeting on Tuesday after failing to earlier provide a financial accounting.

    In October, the State Journal-Register 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.