Nursing home patient death investigation

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) - Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup is releasing the name of a nursing home patient who was discovered dead outside Helia Healthcare Nursing Home located at 1915 S. Mattis Avenue, Champaign, Illinois on the evening of December 30, 2017.

Eighty-nine year old Annette White was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:11AM on December 31, 2017 by the coroner’s office.

A preliminary investigation at the scene did not reveal any obvious trauma however; exposure to cold temperature outside is suspected to be a contributing factor in the death.

An autopsy will be performed on the afternoon of January 2, 2018 and an inquest may be held at a later date.

This death is under investigation by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office, Champaign Police Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health.


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