(CENTRALIA, IL) — Another Murray Center resident has died, just days after the Illinois State Police announced they were conducting an investigation into the death of a 46-year-old resident of the Centralia facility. According to the Marion County Coroner’s Office, 56-year-old Gary Farris, a resident of Murray Center, was pronounced dead Saturday morning in the Emergency Room at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia, after he was discovered unresponsive in his bed by Murray Center attempting to awaken him for breakfast. An autopsy is planned for 5 p.m. today by Coroner Troy Cannon and Dr. James Petterchak to determine a cause of Farris’ death. The Department of Human Services Office of the Inspector General and Illinois State Police are assisting the Marion County Coroner’s Office in the investigation into Farris’ death. Farris’ death comes less than a week after the death of 46-year-old Todd Clementz, also a resident of the Murray Center. A forensic autopsy was conducted on Clementz Saturday at the Champaign County Coroner’s Office and Morgue by Cannon and Dr. Shippim Bao. Clementz was pronounced dead March 30th at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Room in Centralia. His death has been attributed to natural causes, but the Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigations, Division of Criminal Investigations, and ISP Crime Scene Division, as well as the Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General are also investigating certain components of the issues and circumstances surrounding Clementz’s death. Coroner Troy Cannon says there is no apparent connection between the two Murray Center deaths, and they are being investigated separately.

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