Danville police investigate discovery of a body

DANVILLE - Danville police say they are investigating the discovery of a man's body in a residential area early Tuesday morning.

According to Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason, Danville police officers were dispatched on the morning of November 25 to the 500 block of North Griffin Street for reports of a man lying in his yard and not moving.  Thomason says that when officers arrived, they found 42-year-old William Newbern lying unresponsive in the yard.  Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson says Newbern was pronounced dead at 6:51 a.m.

The Danville Police Department and Vermilion County Coroner's office are currently investigating this death.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to call Danville police at (217) 431-2250 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.
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