The Christian County Coroner’s Office issued a press release concerning an incident from Thursday evening in Palmer. On January 23rd, 2020 at approximately 10 PM 9-1-1 received a call of a male that was unresponsive and not breathing in a residence in rural Palmer. When authorities arrived on the scene they notified dispatch that the male was deceased.
Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert-Winans has identified the male as 60-year-old Jay T. Edwards of Taylorville. An autopsy was held in Bloomington on Saturday. Preliminary results indicate that Mr. Edwards had a cervical spine fracture with an underlying spinal cord injury due to a fall. Toxicology results are still pending at this time.
The investigation is ongoing and is being handled by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and the Christian County Coroner’s Office.