Coroner: Cause of death inconclusive
Authorities treating incident as suspicious in nature
Local authorities are investigating the death of a 28-year-old Coal City man who was found unresponsive Saturday at a Morris residence.
At about 12:10 p.m. Saturday, Morris Police Chief Brent Dite said officers were dispatched to assist an ambulance responding to an unresponsive person call in the 200 block of W. Washington Street.
Grundy County Coroner John Callahan said the man, Jonathan Viles, had been with a group of friends Friday evening and early Saturday. He was found unresponsive by his friends, who called 911. Viles was transported to Morris Hospital, where he died shortly after 1 p.m.
At this point, Callahan said investigators are treating the death as suspicious in nature because of Viles' age. No signs of foul play were found, however.
Callahan said an exam was performed on Viles late Saturday afternoon, but results will not be available for at least two weeks, when toxicology results are available.
"There was no conclusive (evidence) in the initial exam, so we'll wait on the toxicology report to hopefully shed more light on his death," he said.
Callahan and Dite both declined to give additional information in the case, both indicating that their departments are continuing to work together to further investigate the cause of Viles' death.