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McHenry County Coroner: Autopsy of man found unresponsive in jail reveals ‘no suspicious injuries or natural disease’

Stock photo of the McHenry County Jail
Stock photo of the McHenry County Jail

The McHenry County Coroner said that the cause of death of the Cary man found unresponsive in his jail cell at the McHenry County Jail is pending further investigation.

McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski said that Thomas M. Doheny, 51, of Cary, was found unresponsive in a single occupant jail cell at the McHenry County Jail Friday evening while guards were conducting rounds.

Doheny was transported by ambulance to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock where he was pronounced dead at 8:53 p.m.

An autopsy performed on Sunday by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office showed that Doheny had “no suspicious injuries or significant natural disease.” The cause of death is still pending further investigation.

The McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death.

According to the Northwest Herald, Doheny had been incarcerated at the McHenry County Jail since November 1 for contempt of court.


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