Skip to Content

Two accused of murdering Freeport man, dumping body in Mississippi River

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00
Freeport Murder Suspects
Levi Meyers (left), Danielle Heidenreich (right)

JO DAVIESS COUNTY, Ill. (WREX) — Two people have been charged after a Freeport man's body was found in the Mississippi River last month.

The body of 46-year-old Keith Heidenreich, of Freeport, was pulled from the Mississippi River at the beginning of March.

On Thursday, authorities announced Levi Meyers, 35, of Freeport, and Danielle Heidenreich, 39, of Savanna, have been charged in the death.

Meyers has been charged with first degree murder while Heidenreich has been charged with concealment of a homicidal death.

Investigators believe that Keith Heidenreich’s death was related to incidents that took place inside the residence of Meyer and Danielle Heidenreich at 50 Blackhawk Street in Hanover, Illinois.

Keith Heidenreich’s body was then driven by vehicle to the Miller’s Landing location in Carroll County and discarded into the Mississippi River, according to authorities.

Both Meyers and Danielle Heidenreich are currently being held in the Jo Daviess County jail.

Bond for Meyer is $1,000,000, 10% applies. Bond for Heidenreich is $250,000, 10% applies.

Author Profile Photo

Andrew Carrigan

Andy Carrigan is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team as a photographer in 2016 after graduating from Northern Illinois University.

Skip to content