Police: Man found dead in Lansing park was ‘severely intoxicated’

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A 50-year-old man who was found dead in a park Saturday afternoon in south suburban Lansing was “severely intoxicated,” according to police.

A citizen called police to report a “severely intoxicated” man lying on a park bench at West Street and Central Avenue about 2:20 p.m., according to Lansing police.

The caller told police the man had what appeared to be spray paint in a bag and was inhaling it, a statement from police said.

Officers found 50-year-old Terrence Durnin dead in a wooded area nearby, police said.

Durnin, of the 18400 block of Lange Street in Lansing, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:46 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Sunday did not rule on the cause and manner of Durnin’s death, pending further studies, according to the medical examiner’s office.

“Evidence was recovered at the scene which was consistent with what the citizen observed,” police said. No foul play is suspected.

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