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ISP investigating death at Murray Developmental Center


Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a resident at the Murray Developmental Center.

The ISP Division of Internal Investigation was asked to investigate by the Illinois Department of Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

They say a resident of the center was pronounced dead on March 30 at 9:49 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia.

An autopsy was declined by the legal guardian and the cause of death was listed as natural causes.

During the course of the mortality review, police say staff became concerned about discrepancies among the statements of those responsible for the care of the resident.

The IDHS OIG was called in for an investigation and then referred the case to ISP.

The investigation is ongoing.

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