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Former neighbors, co-workers shocked over accused murderer's actions

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Danny K. Coston (Courtesy: White County Sheriff's Office) Danny K. Coston (Courtesy: White County Sheriff's Office)
Investigators were on scene of suspect Danny Coston's home early Saturday morning. Investigators were on scene of suspect Danny Coston's home early Saturday morning.
Jacob Wheeler and Jessica Evans Jacob Wheeler and Jessica Evans

We are finding out more about the man arrested this weekend in a double murder investigation in White County, Illinois.

36-year-old Danny Coston of Centerville, Illinois is accused of murdering Jessica Evans and Jacob Wheeler. 

Wheeler's body was found Friday night in Wayne County. Evans' body found a week ago.

Those 14 News spoke with on Monday who know Danny Coston say his arrest and the crimes he's accused of committing came as quite a surprise. 
 
"Shock, just total shock. Because from what I'd seen of him, from what I knew of him, he didn't seem like the type of person that would be in any way connected with something like this," said Michael Champion, a former co-worker of Coston's. 

Champion says he worked with Coston about a decade ago.

"Well, he seemed kinda quiet. He seemed friendly and outgoing. He wasn't loud or obnoxious, violent, anything like that. He just seemed like a nice guy, you know," Champion said.

A nice guy. That's a description we got from several people where Coston grew up, south of Carmi. A place where this double murder investigation has many choosing to stay away from the camera, including a former neighbor.

"I knew him growing up. He would ride by here on his four-wheelers, three-wheelers, hunted, fished. I've never, I never knew anything bad from Danny," said the neighbor. "He's always been very polite to me, and I just hate it. I feel sorry for all three families."

14 News is told Coston worked in Carmi and is the father of two children.

On Monday, the White County State's Attorney was drafting formal charges against the 36-year-old. He tells us he plans to file them first thing tomorrow morning

Coston is being held in the White County Jail on a $3 million bond. He is expected in court on Tuesday.

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