10/1/17 – The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office say the cause of death for two people found dead in a Town of Empire residence Friday morning is murder-suicide. Sixty-two-year-old Dr. Mark Whitmore strangled his wheelchair bound 27-year-old daughter Julia and then killed himself with a knife. Sheriff’s Captain Ryan Waldschmidt says no solid motive has been determined for the murder. Julia’s disability required constant care. Dr. Whitmore was her primary caregiver, a home health nurse provided care for her when he was away.