West Chicago police, DuPage County officials mum on death investigation

 
 
Updated 11/10/2018 4:36 PM
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  • Police investigate at a home Friday on the 600 block of East Forest Avenue in West Chicago where a body was found in the front yard.

      Police investigate at a home Friday on the 600 block of East Forest Avenue in West Chicago where a body was found in the front yard. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

Nearly 36 hours have passed since West Chicago police and DuPage County officials began investigating the death of a man whose body was found Friday morning in the front yard of a home on the 600 block of East Forest Avenue.

Since that time, city and county law enforcement officials have refused to release any details including the man's name and whether they believe the death to be natural, accidental or a homicide.

DuPage County coroner's officials said Saturday afternoon that an autopsy had been completed but that no further details were being released.

A statement released by police Friday afternoon stated: "Unless there is substantial information developed prior to the autopsy, we will provide additional details about this investigation after the scheduled autopsy." No updates were available Saturday from either West Chicago police or the DuPage County state's attorney's office.

Police Chief Michael Uplegger said police had no one in custody as of Friday afternoon, but police were "interviewing a lot of people." The death appears to be an isolated case, he said, and there is no threat to the community.

• Daily Herald staff writer Katlyn Smith contributed to this report.

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