Authorities Investigate Death of Effingham Man


Published on August 10 2012 5:53 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Local authorities are investigating the death of an Effingham man.

The Effingham County Coroner's Office reported authorities were called to the residence of Manuel Gonzalez-Diaz at 8:16am Thursday.  A house mate found the 34-year-old Gonzalez-Diaz unresponsive in their residence on Linden Street.  The Coroner's Office was called at 8:35am and County Coroner Leigh Hammer pronounced Gonzalez-Diaz dead at the residence at 9am.

An autopsy performed Thursday found no anatomical cause of death and toxicology studies are pending.

The Effingham City Police Department is assisting the Coroner's Office in its investigation into the death.