File Photo – Gurnee Police Department | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

The coroner has released the identity of a 31-year-old man killed before being found lying in the roadway in a residential area of Gurnee early Monday morning.

The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 3:40 a.m. Monday to the area of Estes Street and Dorchester Avenue in Gurnee.

A 911 caller reported a subject was down in the middle of the intersection, according to Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor.

Officers arrived and found a male victim who was unconscious and not breathing.

Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek on Tuesday identified the victim as Luis Guzman, 31, of Gurnee.

Paramedics arrived and confirmed Guzman was deceased at the scene.

Gaylor said the victim appeared to have been dragged by a vehicle.

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) responded to assist in the investigation.

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Gaylor said Guzman was a resident of the 3800 block of Dorchester Avenue.

He went outside to smoke and was last seen by his wife around 3 a.m. She did not hear from him after that.

“Our officers are diligently working to gather information and evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident. At this stage, we are treating this as an active investigation. We urge anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist us in our efforts,” Gaylor said.

Gaylor said the incident is being investigated as a homicide. “We’re still investigating all leads and determining exactly what happened.”

Banek said the coroner’s office is not releasing preliminary autopsy results yet due to the “active investigation.”

The Gurnee Police Department said anyone with information can submit anonymous tips to the Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222 or online at www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com.

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