Champaign Attorney Found Dead in City Street
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday afternoon on a Champaign man whose body was found on a west side street.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Nortrup says 50-year old Allen Verchota was discovered in the 2300 block of Briar Hill Drive about 1:30 a.m.
Verchota was attorney with an office in Champaign, but hadn't practiced law recently. Nortrup says he showed no signs of trauma, and Verchota was wearing a couple of jackets and workout pants.
County Sheriff's Lieutenant Ed Ogle says it's possible the man had been drinking, since beer purchased at the nearby Walgreen's was found nearby.