Her brother, 49-year-old Morley Dean Whitequill, has been charged with second-degree murder in her death. Police have not released any information about how she died. Morley appeared briefly at court, where he was clad in white coveralls issued by police, typically to replace clothing seized as evidence. The group of family and friends, about 15 people, made up the majority of those in the courtroom. They sat in silence with their eyes on Morley during the proceedings, and left en masse immediately after he was escorted out of the prisoner’s box and back to the holding cells. The family members declined an offer for comment, requesting privacy at this difficult time.