Jump over the site's section navigation.

Coroner says heat contributed to Pontiac inmate death

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:29:14 CDT
By: AP

Preliminary autopsy results show at least one Pontiac prison inmate's death this month was heat-related. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says initial findings show that heat played a role in 65-year-old Richard Anderson's July 8 death. But she says Anderson also had heart disease and cancer and the report indicates those conditions could have contributed. Another Pontiac inmate died the same weekend. Jerry Singer was 60. Livingston County Coroner Michael Burke said earlier this month heat could have been a factor in Singer's death too. A Burke spokeswoman says he has not yet received a preliminary autopsy report in that case.

Support Your Public Radio Station