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Updated: September 24, 2012 7:43AM



NORTH AURORA — Police say they do not expect any more arrests from Monday’s murder in an upscale North Aurora subdivision.

North Aurora Deputy Police Chief Scott Buziecki said that while the investigation remains open, officers have no reason to believe that anyone besides Martrell Harris will be charged with the murder of his father, Michael Harris Sr.

Police would not comment Wednesday on what they think led to the fatal encounter between father and son. Both men lived in a two-story home on the 700 block of Jorstad Lane, in the Tanner Trails subdivision on the village’s far west side.

Police were called to the Harris home at 10:12 a.m. Monday. Officers found Michael Harris Sr., 41, unresponsive on the front porch of his home. He had been stabbed once in the chest, police said. He was pronounced dead a half-hour later at Provena Mercy Medical Center.

Several people reported seeing Martrell Harris flee the house, and a police officer spotted a suspicious man ducking into nearby woods around the same time. An airplane and helicopter began a search, and the community was alerted. Around 1:30 p.m., police discovered Martrell Harris hiding under a tarp in the garage.

Martrell Harris, 23, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. His bail is set at $1 million and he is scheduled to be in Kane County court Aug. 30.



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