Odin Man Found Dead In Car

(ODIN, IL) — The Marion County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a 22-year-old rural Odin man. Cole Eaker was discovered deceased in a vehicle parked behind a house in the 100 block of Lincoln Street in Odin Tuesday evening by relatives. Eaker had been reported missing late Tuesday morning after failing to return home from a Monday night meeting in Centralia. The Marion County Sheriff’s office reports Eaker’s death does not appear to be the result of foul play; however, the death is being investigated as suspicious and a criminal offense at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for later today to determine an exact cause of death. Eaker is confirmed to have had health issues prior to his death. Irvin Funeral Home in Odin is assisting the family with arrangements.