The Pettis County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the death of a man who was found unresponsive Tuesday night in Green Ridge.
“We’re continuing to follow up on the investigation, interview people. We did that all day yesterday and are continuing to do that today,” Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond told the Democrat on Friday.
According to a news release, deputies responded to an assault in progress in the 200 block of East Henry Street in Green Ridge just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, several subjects were found outside the residence, including an unresponsive man later identified as James Andrew Gill, 32, of Pilot Grove. Deputies performed CPR and deployed an AED on Gill until Pettis County Ambulance District personnel arrived, but were unable to resuscitate him.
According to Bond, the autopsy was conducted on Thursday. Pettis County Coroner Robert “Skip” Smith said it was conducted by the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office and they are waiting to get the results of the toxicology report. The results can take six to eight weeks, according to Smith.
Bond said the Sheriff’s Office will continue its investigation, but may have to wait until the toxicology report.
“We’re continuing to do our portion, you know, as far as interviewing and doing the electronic investigation and that type of a thing. That will take us a little bit of time to continue to do that as well,” he said. “I don’t anticipate that it will take us that long, but we may have to wait until then (when they get the toxicology results) if that is a key piece of evidence that we need to be able to have.”
The investigation is still considered a death investigation, according to Bond.
Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office at 660-827-0052, call Pettis County Crime Stoppers at 660-827-TIPS, or submit a tip on Nixle at local.nixle.com/tip/pettis-county-sheriffs-office.