Champaign Police Conducting Death Investigation


Champaign Police say a man’s skeletal remains have been found in a home on the city’s north side.  

Officers were called to the home in the 400 block of West Eureka Street at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.  

A family member reporting the death told police the deceased person was his brother, was developmentally disabled, and that he had been his caretaker the past 10 years.   

Police say they don't yet know the manner and cause of the individual's death.  The man is believed to have died some time ago, but don’t know why there was a delay in reporting the death.  

Anyone with more information is urged to call Champaign Police at 217-351-4545 or Crimestoppers at 373-8477 (TIPS.) 

UPDATE:  The Champaign County Coroner says a man whose remains taken from a home in northwest Champaign this week may have been dead for more than a year.  DNA testing was used to confirm 47-year old Donald Allen’s identity.  

Champaign Police officers found the deceased man lying on a bed Wednesday.  Coroner Duane Northrup says no definite cause of death could be determined for Allen, but also saw no evidence of trauma, and believe he died of natural causes.  The death remains under investigation.

Story source: WILL