Death investigation in Columbia


Columbia police and EMS personnel responded shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday to the report of a deceased 29-year-old male found by a relative inside a home at 234 N. Briegel Street.

Monroe County Coroner Bob Hill was subsequently called to the scene to officially pronounce the man, identified as Jacob B. Naumann, deceased. An Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene to assist in the death investigation due to the young age of the deceased.

An autopsy was performed Monday, and an official cause of death is pending toxicology results.

Naumann was a cabinet designer with his father at Naumann Woodworks in Columbia. For his full obituary, click here.

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