Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

September 15, 2013

UPDATE: Man found dead in downtown Effingham

No foul play suspected


Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Results were inconclusive on an autopsy conducted on James S. Pontious, 47, of Effingham, who was found dead in downtown Effingham, according to Effingham Coroner Duane Guffeye.

Results of toxicology tests are pending but no foul play is suspected.

Pontius was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:47 a.m. near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Fourth Street, where he was found in a bush in front of Scrubby's by a person on a morning walk shortly after 7 a.m.