On Friday, April
1, 2016, at approximately 4:41 PM, Logan County Paramedics, Lincoln
Fire Department, and Lincoln Police Department were requested to the
1000 Block of Davenport in reference to an unresponsive female.
Logan County Paramedics declared the unresponsive female as
deceased, later identified as India Stoddard (29) of Lincoln, IL.
Lincoln Police secured the scene and conducted an investigation into
the matter with the assistance of an Illinois State Police Crime
Preliminary findings, based on evidence located at the scene and
interviews conducted, indicate the female died as a result of a
self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Lincoln Police and the Logan
County Coronerís Office always thoroughly investigate these types of
matters. This investigation is still in progress by the Lincoln
Police Department and Coronerís office.
Although this death has not yet been ruled a suicide by the
Coronerís office, we suggest to anyone having thoughts of depression
or suicide to call the National Suicide Helpline at 800-273- TALK
Participating agencies: Logan County Coronerís Office, Lincoln Fire
Department, Logan County Paramedics Association, Illinois State
AUTHORITY: Paul Adams, Chief of Police