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Man dies after disturbance at Lombard home

Published: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 11:06 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:43 a.m. CDT
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A Lombard police investigation continues Friday, Jan. 10, after a man was reportedly found dead inside a home at 820 Hammerschmidt Avenue. Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com
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A Lombard man was reportedly found dead Thursday in a home near Hammerschmidt Elementary School.

LOMBARD – An investigation is currently underway into the death of a man found Thursday morning inside a home near Hammerschmidt Elementary School, 617 Hammerschmidt Ave.

The Lombard Police Department responded to a disturbance Thursday morning at a home in the 800 block of South Hammerschmidt Avenue, according to a police new release issued Friday afternoon. The home is less than two blocks from the school.

An injured man was located at the private residence and transported to the hospital by paramedics where he was pronounced dead.

Lombard Elementary School District 44 officials were notified of the situation by police Thursday morning and subsequently notified parents prior to dismissal to let them know that students were not in danger.

“We were notified so we could get the information to our parents and make them aware that the street was closed and that there was no public danger," said Jim Blanche, District 44 superintendent.

A student at the elementary school does live at the home where the incident occured, Blanche confirmed.

Lombard police are conducting a death investigation in conjunction with the DuPage County Majors Crimes Task Force, the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office and the DuPage Coroner Office.

A spokesperson for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office declined comment at this time, adding only that the investigation is ongoing.

While the investigation remains open, there is no danger to the public, police said.

Check back later for updated as the story develops.

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