Menard inmate’s death under investigation

Randolph County Coroner Carlos Barbour reported this week that on Aug. 5, a 54 year old male offender at the Menard Correctional Center required medical assistance. The individual was transferred to Chester Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 5:20 a.m.

The cause of death is pending toxicology and autopsy results; no foul play is suspected.

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