The two teens found dead are 19-year-old Miguel Andrade of Belvidere and 17-year-old Jacqueline Flores of Harvard.
Autopsies are scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
The Harvard Police Department is currently investigating the deaths of two teenagers found in the backyard of a home near Apple Valley Road and 10th Street.
Officers responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Apple Valley Road just after 1:00 a.m. Thursday. A gunshot was heard and officers found a 19-year-old male and a 17-year-old female unresponsive in the backyard.
Investigation showed an altercation occurred at a nearby home, where the female was believed to be hurt. She was later found in the backyard of a neighbor's house with wounds to the head. The male was located nearby with a wound to the head. A .22 caliber revolver was located near him.
The female was pronounced dead at the scene and the male was pronounced dead later at a local hospital.
Police say the two had a prior relationship, but they are withholding their names pending family notification.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.