Thursday, Sept, 16, 2021 at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Perryville Police Department responded to the area of E. Wichern in reference to a body laying near the fence line of a bean field, according to a release from the department.
Upon arrival, officers located a white male in his 50s laying unresponsive along the fence row, according to the press release. Ambulance determined the male was deceased and police department detectives were called out.
This is an on-going investigation, but foul play is not suspected at this time.
“(The) preliminary investigation shows the male had a series of medical issues and we believe that contributed to his death,” said Cpl. Jeri Cain, Public Information Officer with the Perryville Police Department.
Assistant Police/Fire chief Bill Jones sent the following statement Friday, Sept. 17: