Coroner: Suspicious death investigation underway

Man pronounced 'brain dead' Saturday night

PONTIAC, Ill. - - A multi-agency death investigation is underway after a man is found unresponsive in Pontiac.

According to the Peoria County Coroner, 33 year-old Steven Mrozek of Pontiac was found in an alley between two buildings Friday evening. He was transported to O.S.F Saint James before he was flown to Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria with severe head injuries. He was pronounced 'brain dead' Saturday night. .

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says authorities are investigating this as a suspicious death.
Harwood says from his experience, Mrozek's injuries are not consistent with someone who simply fell.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. Pontiac Police, Illinois State Police and the Peoria County Coroner are investigating.


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