Local News

Homeless man found near St. Charles intersection might have died of hypothermia

Kane County Coroner’s Office waiting for results of autopsy

A homeless man whose body was found near the intersection of North 7th Avenue and Route 64 in St. Charles on Jan. 7 might have died of hypothermia.

An autopsy was performed on Monday and the Kane County Coroner’s Office is waiting for the results of the autopsy, which aren’t expected for 12 weeks, a spokesperson said.

The St. Charles police and fire departments responded to the scene at about noon Jan. 7 following a 911 call. A person called 911 after seeing the man laying next to a parked car, St. Charles Police Chief James Keegan said.

“There were no signs of life when we arrived,” Keegan said. “It looks to be on its face hypothermia. But that’s not confirmed yet. It does look like he was potentially homeless for a short while. It was a pretty cold weekend, as you know. There were signs that he possibly might have been using alcohol. The initial signs don’t look like any signs of foul play. We’re just waiting for the final determination of the manner of death from the coroner.”

Eric Schelkopf

Eric Schelkopf

Eric Schelkopf covers St. Charles and writes entertainment stories for the Kane County Chronicle.