Champaign Attorney Found Dead in City Street

January 13, 2012

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.

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