Teen found dead in Rantoul identified

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Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup is releasing information regarding a male teen discovered dead early this morning in the 1200 block of Eater Drive, Rantoul, Illinois. Aron Arent, age 15, of Rantoul, Illinois was pronounced dead at 7:10AM today, at the scene, by a member of the coroner’s office. An autopsy was performed this afternoon at the Champaign County Regional Autopsy Facility. Preliminary autopsy results indicate Mr. Arent died from a single gunshot wound to the head. This death is being investigated as a possible suicide by the Coroner’s Office and the Rantoul Police Department.

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