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Williamson County, IL

Elderly Man Found Dead in his Home

Elderly Man Found Dead in his Home
By: Ryan Tate

Williamson County, IL - Investigators found 81-year-old Adell "Eston" Patton dead Tuesday morning inside his Williamson County home. According to Sheriff Tom Cundiff, the death is considered a homicide.

Deputies found Patton's body around 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, after police got a call from an unidentified person. Patton lives on Corinth Road on the eastern-end of the county. Patton's home is less than a quarter of a mile from the Saline County line. After discovering the body, the Williamson County Major Case Squad was activated.

According to Cundiff, the autopsy on Patton's body was supposed to begin at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night. The sheriff hopes that autopsy sheds some light on the investigation.

"He was a good man. Good neighbor. I didn't know anyone who didn't like him," Chuck Marion said. Marion lived up the road from Patton. "I could not imagine something like this happening here."

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