Update On Man Found In Altamont Parking Lot

As previously reported on WGEL, an unresponsive male subject was found in a parking lot in Altamont Friday morning. Altamont Police and Effingham City/County Ambulance EMTs responded and the coroner pronounced the man, identified as 46 year-old Dean Buzzard of St. Elmo, deceased.

An autopsy was conducted Saturday. Preliminary results indicate Buzzard died as a result of a head injury received in a fall. Previous investigation determined Buzzard was on a patio on the roof of a building near where he was found Friday.

Altamont Police, Illinois State Police, and the Effingham County Coroner’s Office continue their investigation into the incident.

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