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Schaumburg boy described as "true outdoorsman"

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  • Trevor Labak

    Trevor Labak


Schaumburg police are investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy found unresponsive in his home early Saturday morning, but authorities say the cause appears to be medically related.

Trevor Labak, who attended Hoover Elementary School in Schaumburg, was rushed to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates after being found unresponsive at 5 a.m., said Schaumburg police Sgt. John Nebl. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:18 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Nebl said police are working with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County medical examiner's office. The death appears to be a medical issue, but police are awaiting additional information, he added.

Results of tests necessary to determine a cause of death are likely to take months, officials at the medical examiner's office said.

Nebl said Trevor's death was unexpected, and he had no known medical conditions.

According to an obituary, Trevor is survived by his parents, Steven Labak and Jamie Schindler, brother, Dylan, grandparents Carrie Schindler and Jeff Webber, uncles John Labak and Jacob Schindler, and numerous cousins.

The obituary described Trevor as "a true outdoorsman" who was well known in his neighborhood for always playing outside, often seen riding his bike during the summer and in the winter, and enjoyed anything having to do with snow, from shoveling to making igloos.

Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway in Palatine. The funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine.

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