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Peoria County Jail detainee's cause of death still unclear after autopsy

Yellow police tape stretches across a blurry crime scene. It says "Police Line Do Not Cross." The text "WCBU Police and Fire" lays on top of that photo.

The initial autopsy results are inconclusive for a detainee found unresponsive in a Peoria County Jail cell early Tuesday morning.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says 31-year-old Wayne Hatton suffered no lethal injuries in a fight on Monday night in downtown Peoria prior to his arrest.

Peoria County Sheriff Chris Watkins said naloxone and epinephrine administered by the jail medical staff failed to revive Hatton. Watkins said there were no initial signs of foul play.

Harwood says he expects biopsy and toxicology results back in four to six weeks.

Hatton's last known residence was the Salvation Army Family Shelter.

The Illinois State Police is leading the investigation into Hatton's death, as is standard when a detainee dies in a county jail.

Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.