Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

April 21, 2014

St. Elmo man found dead of gunshot wound

Jackson Adams
Effingham Daily News

ST. ELMO — Investigations are underway after a man was found dead in a truck in St. Elmo Saturday.

Matthew Austin, 47, of St. Elmo was found dead in his pickup by a family member at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at 501 W. Cumberland Road in St. Elmo. Austin appeared to have died from a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene by Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen.

An autopsy was scheduled to be conducted at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.