UPDATE: Coroner IDs 18-year-old found shot to death in Danville

UPDATE: Coroner IDs 18-year-old found shot to death in Danville

UPDATE, 1:52 p.m. Friday:

DANVILLE – The Vermilion County Coroner has released the name of the Danville teenager found shot to death Thursday morning.

Jeremiaha M. Deneal of Danville was found by police at 8:30 a.m. Thursday slumped over in a vehicle in the 100 block of Glenwood Drive in Danville. A resident reported the vehicle to police, saying there appeared to be a person slumped over inside.

Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said the young man had a gunshot wound, and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Thomason said no more details are being released as the investigation continues, and anyone with information about the homicide are asked to call Danville police at 217-431-2250 or Crimestoppers at 446-TIPS.

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Original story, published Thursday, Jan. 11:

DANVILLE — Police are investigating the gunshot death of a man who was found slumped over in a vehicle Thursday morning.

Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said police were called about 8:30 a.m. Thursday to the 1000 block of Glenwood Drive on the city's east side by a resident who reported a vehicle in the street with what appeared to be a person slumped over inside.

"Officers arriving at the scene discovered a male inside the vehicle," Thomason said. "Further investigation found evidence of a gunshot wound to that person."

He said detectives determined the victim was an 18-year-old Danville resident, and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

"The name of the victim will not be released at this time, pending notifications of family by the Vermilion County coroner," he said.

Thomason said no more details are being released at this time, and anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call Danville police at 217-431-2250 or Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 217-446-8477.

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