CARBONDALE (WQRL) – Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry announced Friday that he will take a temporary leave of absence until further notice.
Councilwoman Carolin Harvey will assume the role of Mayor Pro Tempore and will take over mayoral duties during Mayor Henry’s absence.
Mayor Henry issued a statement saying, “My heart has been filled with indescribable sadness since the sudden loss of my wife, Terri. While our families mourn and process this unspeakable tragedy, we request privacy as we make arrangements and thank you for your condolences.”
The mayor found his wife dead after returning home Tuesday night.
The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the death at the request of the Carbondale Police Department. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday.