Contact Information:
Deputy Chief of Police William G. Murphy, 630-260-2076


$2 Million Bond for Man Accused of Murdering Ex-Wife

WHEATON, Ill. – The Wheaton Police Department announces a charge of First Degree Murder has been filed in connection to the death of Erin C. Leinweber. It is alleged the murder was committed by Lee Leinweber. He was charged with one count of First Degree Murder and appeared in bond court on February 7, 2017. Bond was established at $2,000,000.



 Lee Leinweber
56 years of age



 Investigators are still attempting to locate the victim’s vehicle, a red 2009 Kia Spectra with Illinois plate V264403, which may have a Hillary Clinton bumper sticker on the rear of the vehicle. Anyone observing the vehicle should immediately contact a law enforcement agency via 911.


The men and women of the Wheaton Police Department are committed to protecting and serving our community. Our detectives, officers, and support staff worked feverishly to ensure Erin Leinweber's killer was identified and brought to justice in an expeditious manner. This would not have been possible without the tremendous assistance we received from the members of the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force, State's Attorney Bob Berlin's office, and DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen's office. Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact Lieutenant Robert Miller, 630-260-2073.

Notice to Public: The public is reminded that a complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Constitutionally, a defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.