September 29, 2023
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Plainfield man found dead in Yorkville hotel

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YORKVILLE – The Kendall County Coroner has identified the Plainfield man who was found dead at a Yorkville hotel near Route 47.

Kendall County Coroner Jacquie Purcell said Steven Clapp, 59, of Plainfield was found dead on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Super 8 hotel, 1510 A N. Bridge St. She said the autopsy was performed on Wednesday, Jan. 8 and the official cause and manner of death is still pending toxicology test results, but it appears to be a death by natural causes.

"Nothing at all suspicious at this point," Purcell said.

Yorkville Police Deputy Chief Behr Pfizenmaier said on Tuesday that police responded to a call that came in at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday from the hotel. Police later determined a 59-year-old male from Plainfield was found dead at the hotel.

• This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Katie Finlon

Katie Finlon

Katie Finlon covers local government and breaking news for DeKalb County in Illinois. She has covered local government news for Shaw Media since 2018 and has had bylines in Daily Chronicle, Kendall County Record newspapers, Northwest Herald and in public radio over the years.