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The Christian County Coroner, Amy Calvert Winans, wrapped up several investigations and released her findings to the media. 26 year old Daniel T. Crosby of Carterville was found deceased in rural Pana on March 20th. His cause of death was undetermined. (The remains were skeletonized without antemortem injury). Mr. Crosby was last seen on February 27th, 2020. The manner of death was undetermined. The investigation was handled by the Illinois State Police.

 

60 year old Debra J. Basil of Taylorville was pronounced dead at her residence on April 4th. The cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation. The death was determined to be suicide. The investigation was handled by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

20 year old Zaydin J. Dudra of Taylorville was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on Route 48 on April 8th, 2021. His cause of death was multiple blunt injuries due to automobile and jeep collision. The death was determined to be accidental. The investigation was handled by the Illinois State Police. 

 

19 year old Haley A. Shoot of Taylorville was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on Route 48 on April 8th, 2021. Her cause of death was multiple blunt injuries due to automobile and jeep collision. The death was determined to be accidental. The investigation was handled by the Illinois State Police. 

 

51 year old Rodney J. Johnson of Springfield was pronounced dead at Taylorville Memorial Hospital ER on April 15th 2021. His cause of death was fentanyl intoxication. His death was determined to be accidental. The investigation was handled by the Illinois State Police. 

 

51 year old Mark A. Pearse of Taylorville was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash in May Township on April 25th, 2021. His cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries due to a motor vehicle striking a fixed object. The death was determined to be accidental. Christian County Sheriff’s Office handled the investigation.

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