Illinois State Police Launch Death Investigation At Murray Developmental Center

The Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation initiated a death investigation at the Murray Developmental Center Friday. The action came at the request of the Illinois Department of Human Services Office of the Inspector General. A resident of Murray Developmental Center was pronounced dead on Monday, March 30 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

An autopsy was declined by the legal guardian and the cause of death was listed as natural causes.

During the course of a mortality review, staff became concerned about discrepancies among the statements of those responsible for the care of the resident. The Illinois Department of Human Services Office of the Inspector General was called in to conduct an investigation and subsequently referred the matter to the state police.

The investigation continues, however further information has not been made available.

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