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Coroner: No signs of foul play in area man's death at jail

Coroner: No signs of foul play in area man's death at jail

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PEKIN — The autopsy of a 23-year-old Tremont man who died in the Tazewell County jail Saturday morning revealed no signs of foul play, Tazewell County Coroner Dennis Conover said Monday.

Mitchell Woods was pronounced dead at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. An investigation by the coroner’s office, the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police is continuing.

Conover said a review of videotapes from Friday night revealed nothing out of the ordinary.

Woods was a weekend prisoner who reported on Friday evenings and was released Monday mornings. He was sentenced to 30 weekends in jail for aggravated battery and had finished 20 of them at the time of his death.

Conover said his office is still awaiting toxicology and microscopic work to be completed. An inquest will be scheduled after all reports are in and the investigation is complete.

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