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Coroner awaits test results on man found hanged near Cougars field

Updated: February 25, 2013 12:57PM



GENEVA — The Kane County coroner’s office is awaiting test results from an autopsy on a Geneva man who was found hanging from a tree near the Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.

Officials said foul play is not suspected.

Casey Gemeny Jr. was found hanging from a tree in the northeast corner of the Kane County Events Center property at around 3 p.m. Saturday, officials said. The Forest Preserve District, which owns the site and the ballpark where the Kane County Cougars play, has closed its investigation into the incident, Forest Preserve Community Affairs Director Laurie Metanchuk said Wednesday.

Toxicology reports from the autopsy on Gemeny will not be available for at least a month, according to the Kane County Coroner’s Office.

Gemeny was a plumber, and is listed online as co-owner, with family members, of SOS Plumbing on Geneva’s east side.

Forest Preserve District police found Gemeny’s body after receiving a 911 call from a Union Pacific railroad worker who spotted Gemeny’s body in a tree from a stopped or slow-moving train, Metanchuk said.

It wasn’t the first time someone has been found dead on district property, she added.

“We have an incident like this every month or two,” Metanchuk said. “It happens more frequently than you would think.”



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