The 17-year-old female found deceased Tuesday morning at an Effingham apartment has been identified in a release from the Effingham County Coroner’s Office. 17-year-old Shelby Wheatley of Effingham was found unresponsive at an apartment in the 700 block of North Third Street. She was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:13am.
An autopsy was performed later Tuesday afternoon, showing no obvious signs of trauma or injury.
Final autopsy results will be released when the final report is completed in approximately 4-6 weeks.
The investigation continues by the Effingham County Coroner’s office, Effingham City Police Department, and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services.