EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Coroner’s Office on Friday identified a man and woman found dead in an Alton residence Thursday.
In a press release, Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn said Michael A. Smith, 25, of Carrollton, was pronounced dead by Coroner’s Investigator Shane P. Liley at 11:11 a.m. Thursday on the kitchen floor of an apartment at 1500 Sparks Street. Liley also pronounced the death of Sara E. Engles, 32, of Alton at 11:12 a.m. She was also found on the kitchen floor of the apartment. Drug paraphernalia was recovered from the scene.
Autopsies were conducted earlier Friday. No cause of death was revealed during the pathological examination and there was no indication of violence or foul play. The coroner’s office now awaits completion of toxicological studies before a cause of death can be prescribed. The Alton Police Department continues to investigate the deaths as well.
Funeral arrangements for Smith are under the direction of Airsman-Hires Funeral Home of Carrolton. Arrangements for Engles remain pending under the direction of Marks Mortuary of Wood River.