Death in park an apparent suicide

Death in park an apparent suicide

CHAMPAIGN — A man was found dead in Centennial Park on Thursday as a result of an apparent suicide.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said that Joseph Wyatt, 24, of Urbana was pronounced dead at the park's sledding hill, near Kenwood Road and Lawndale at 1:26 p.m.

Preliminary findings from an autopsy performed on Thursday indicated that Mr. Wyatt died due to a self-inflicted hanging.

An inquest may be held at a later date.

The death is being investigated by Northrup's office and the Champaign Police Department.

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