Man Found Dead in Mattoon Bar


Published on March 19 2013 8:28 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Mattoon city police are investigating after a man was found dead at a Mattoon bar.

Police were called just after 7:30pm Monday to Toaster's Bar at 1408 Broadway Avenue in regards to an unresponsive man.  Mattoon police and fire rescue found Benjamin E. Newton dead inside the establishment.

Mattoon police, the Coles County Coroner's Office, and the Coles County State's Attorney's Office are investigating what they are terming the death and robbery of Newton.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.