Man Found Dead in Vehicle


Published on November 25 2013 10:14 am
Last Updated on December 3 2013 4:46 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Local authorities are investigating the death of an area man Sunday.

22-year-old Johnathon Warner of St. Elmo was found unresponsive in his vehicle outside of The Hangout Nightclub located along US 40 between Effingham and Teutopolis about 2:45pm. Effingham City Police responded and soon notified the Effingham County Coroner's Office.  The Coroner's Office responded and Warner was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:22pm.

No foul play is suspected.  An autopsy is being conducted today to determine the official cause of death.  The investigation continues by the Coroner's Office and Effingham Police Department.

Those agencies were assisted in the initial investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Department, Altamont Police Department, Illinois State Police and Effingham City/County Ambulance.