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Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen reported two deaths in Fayette County late last week.
Bowen said that late Thursday evening, Tommy Collier, 60, of Odin, was found dead in a corn crib near Shobonier.
The coroner said that Collier was on a farm grinding corn for cattle at the time of his death.
He said that Collier’s wife contacted the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office after being unable to locate her husband. A sheriff’s deputy found Collier in the corn crib.
Bowen pronounced Collier dead at the scene at 12:27 a.m. on Friday.
An investigation into Collier’s death was continuing, and an autopsy was held to determine the cause of death.
Bowen also reported that a Beecher City man was found dead in his residence by his girlfriend early Saturday.
He said that the death of 30-year-old Dustin Burgess “appears to be of other than natural causes.”
He pronounced Burgess dead at the scene at 7:58 a.m. on Saturday.
Bowen and the Illinois State Police are continuing to investigate the death, and an autopsy was scheduled.