EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Illinois' Madison County are investigating the deaths of three people who died from suspected heroin overdoses after all three bodies were found within a span of five hours.
Coroner Stephen Nonn says the body of 29-year-old Katie Heavey of Collinsville was found Thursday night by her father.
Nonn says 38-year-old Dearold Oseland was found dead early Friday in his Roxana apartment by his girlfriend. That was about 90 minutes before 40-year-old Paul Simpson's body was found in his Granite City home.
Nonn says autopsies in each case were inconclusive, and toxicology tests are pending.
The coroner says evidence of drug use was found at each scene.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Homicide and child abuse detectives are investigating the death of a young child.
Emergency crews were called to a north St. Louis home around 3:30 this morning on reports that a one-year-old girl was having health problems. When paramedics arrived the girl had no heart beat and was not breathing. They performed CPR and transported her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Investigators are still at the home, but no further details have been released.
Two children are dead and two others hurt after house fire in North County Monday morning.
Fire crews were called to a home on Airport Road just east of I-270 in Berkeley areound 5:30 this morning. After the blaze was extinguished, firefighters searched the home and found the children dead in the house.
A third child and an adult were taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
Authorities have no identified the victims and the cause of the fire is unclear.
A tragic afternoon for a Franklin County family.
Police are investigating after an 8-year-old boy died on a school bus Monday afternoon. Investigators say Bradley Voss collapsed on the bus around 3:45 yesterday. The bus driver performed CPR until emergency crews arrived. Voss was taken to the hospital where he died. School officials say the boy showed no signs of illness through the day before he collapsed.
No foul play is suspected in the death and an autopsy is planned.
A Randolph County man is dead after an apparent accident on his family's farm, just east of Red Bud, Illinois. Emergency crews were called to the 6900 block of Griggs Road just before noon Monday.
Firefighters arrived to learn that 44 year old Jeffery Guebert had fallen into a grain elevator. Rescue workers cut holes in the side of the silo in an attempt to retrieve Guebert, but it was too late. His body was recovered by late afternoon.
Randolph County authorities are still trying to determine how Guebert fell into the elevator.
The investigation is underway after the death of a toddler in North St. Louis.
Around 7:30 AM Thursday, crews were called to the 5600 block of Kingsbury for a sick child. The 3-year-old was not breathing and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities say the child abuse division is investigating-- that does not imply any foul play-- it is standard procedure.