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Matz family home robbed while family attends funeral

The White County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary that occurred on Saturday while a Carmi family was mourning the loss of their husband and father.

Deputies responded to a call at 4:28pm at the residence of Donna Matz, who told responding officers that upon returning home from the funeral of her husband Hank, found a door to the house open and the house rummaged through.  Matz reported the burglars had taken all of her jewelry, while Joseph Matz reported a 9mm handgun also missing.

Illinois State Police Crime Scene technicians were called in to process the crime scene.  The case remains under investigation.