Gary Poland, of Effingham, said he had known Michael through high school and remembers when he had been introduced to Denise.
“She was very pleasant,” he said. “They used to go camping all the time. I didn’t know her at all until Mike brought her in one time and she was just really pleasant.”
The investigation is ongoing by the Illinois State Police.
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