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Putnam County coroner: 29-year-old’s death in duck hunting area was a heart attack

HENNEPIN — A 29 year-old Granville man died of an apparent heart attack while working around a duck blind or putting out decoys.

Jacob I. Bouxsein was setting up a duck blind south of Hennepin and west of Route 26 in Hennepin Township Wednesday morning just after 6 a.m. with other hunters when he suffered a medical problem, according to Putnam County Death Investigator Bob Cofoid. 

Preliminary autopsy results indicated he suffered a heart attack and died at the scene. Cofoid’s office is awaiting final autopsy results and toxicology is pending which may take four to six weeks. Due to the location, the death likely will be recorded by Illinois Conservation Police along with hunting accidents.

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