Marion County Coroner investigating two separate incidents after discoveries of bodies in Centralia

Marion County Coroner investigating two separate incidents after discoveries of bodies in Centralia

CENTRALIA — The Marion County Coroner’s Office is investigating the deaths of two Centralia men in separate incidents.

According to Coroner Troy Cannon, the body of 36-year-old Matthew Proksha was discovered deceased in his North Elm Street residence Saturday. A forensic autopsy is scheduled for today (Monday) to help determine the cause and manner of his death.

Cannon says that on Wednesday, 32-year-old Joshua Sloat of South Cherry Street was discovered deceased in his home. A forensic autopsy was conducted to help investigators determine the cause and manner of Joshua’s death. Once those processes and results are finalized, the subsequent investigation will follow that evidence.

Crime Scene Investigators from the Illinois State Police processed both scenes to assist the Coroner’s Office and the Investigations Division of the Centralia Police Department.

LifeStar EMS assisted at the scene of both incidents.

Sutherland/Garnier Funeral Home is assisting both families with arrangements.

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