Police identify man found dead in Geneva home

  • Geneva police investigate Friday a man's death at a home on Crissey Avenue near Oak Street.

      Geneva police investigate Friday a man's death at a home on Crissey Avenue near Oak Street. Rick West | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 1/29/2016 4:52 PM

Geneva police found the body of a 53-year-old man in a home on Crissey Avenue after responding to a request for a well-being check at the residence Thursday night.

The discovery is prompting further investigation into the cause of death of Eduardo Gutierrez. His wife, who was not named, was given medical attention at the scene and taken to an area hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Police received a request to check on the residents of the home on Crissey Avenue at 6:19 p.m. Thursday. Police would not say who made the request other than it came from outside the residence where the body was found.

The Kane County coroner's office completed an autopsy Friday to determine the cause of Gutierrez's death. An official ruling awaits the results of toxicology tests.

There was no further information about the nature or extent of the wife's medical needs.

Police, including members of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force, returned to the residence at 2:30 a.m. Friday after obtaining a search warrant. Police activity was minimal at the home as of about 11 a.m.

Officials said they are confident there is no danger to the public in relation to the investigation. No charges or arrests have yet been made.

• Daily Herald staff writers Lee Filas and Rick West contributed to this report.

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