Effingham, Il – James D. Tarin Jr. passed away on November 5th.
According to his obituary, Tarin was an army veteran, and recipient of both the National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism War medal.
This has been a devastating loss to his family.
At the time of his death however, there were allegations that his cause of death was related to heroin.
Effingham Police Department (EPD), Chief Jeffrey Fuesting, confirmed that the real cause of death is still under investigation as they are waiting on the county coroner’s office.
“Currently this death is still under investigation, we are seeking to speak with anyone who had contact with the victim between 11/4 10:00pm and 11/5 7:00pm.” expressed Fuesting in a released statement.
EPD is looking for anything that can help with this investigation.
To provide information, contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 347-0774 or Crimestoppers at 217-347-6583
We will continue to follow this investigation as it develops.