State's Attorney dead at 55

By Betty Simpson | bsimpson@wcia.com, Amanda Porterfield | aporterfield@wcia.com

Published 12/07 2013 12:46PM

Updated 12/10 2013 11:09AM

Update: 10:16 am, 12/10/13, Tuesday
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- After reviewing medical documents, the Menard County Coroner's Office determined the cause of death for Kenneth Baumgarten to be from a pulmonary embolism.

His death is certified accidental. The pulmonary embolism was caused by an injury Baumgarten sustained in early November.

Original: 10:07, 12/8/13, Sunday
PETERSBURG -- A Menard County State's Attorney has died. Kenneth Baumgarten died Friday after being taken to the emergency room.

The coroner says the death was from natural causes. Baugarten served as State's Attorney for more than 15 years.

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