Urbana Man Found Dead in Local Motel
Authorities are investigating the death of an Urbana man whose body was discovered Sunday night at a local motel.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says body of 61-year old Terry Masar was found at the Super 8 Motel on Killarney Street. He was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m.
Urbana Police Lieutenant Bryant Saraphin says Masar was reported missing by his family early Saturday morning. An autopsy will be performed Monday.
Seraphin said there were no obvious signs of foul play.
Masar is a former University of Illinois football player, a punter who was the team's most valuable player in 1971. He played U of I football from 1969-71, and held the record for the most punts in a season with 85. Masar also operated several restaurants in Champaign-Urbana.