An elderly man who was found dead lying in a pool of blood with stab wounds at a Wauconda residence is believed to have inflicted the wounds himself, the coroner said.
The Wauconda Police Department and Wauconda Fire District responded around 1:23 p.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of Stillwater Court.
Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac said officers received a call for a man who was found unconscious and bloody.
Officers arrived and located a 72-year-old Wauconda man lying in a pool of blood on the floor of the residence.
The man was not breathing and had apparent stab wounds on his body, Cognac said.
It was determined the man was deceased upon the arrival of the officers.
Cognac said the deceased man’s live-in significant other called 911 and reported the incident.
She was fully cooperating with the investigation, Cognac said.
The Lake County Major Crime Task Force was contacted to assist the Wauconda Police Department with the investigation.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and conducted an autopsy on the man on Thursday.
Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that preliminary results showed the 72-year-old died from sharp force injuries.
Newton said the wounds appear to be self-inflicted based on the type of injuries and a police investigation.
The incident remains under investigation by the Wauconda Police Department, Lake County Coroner’s Office and Lake County Major Crime Task Force.