Donna Romine Obituary, Coroner Identifies 64-Year-Old Donna Romine Found Dead In Home
- john Gibson
Donna Romine Obituary, Death – A 64-year-old woman was discovered dead in the 3100 block of Aire Road in Springfield, and the body has been officially identified by Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon.
According to Allmon, Donna Romine passed away on Thursday around 7:10 p.m. Both the reason and manner of death are currently undetermined pending the results of an autopsy and further inquiry.
The Sangamon County Coroner and the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office are still looking into the death because they believe it may be suspicious. It was reported that at 11:16 a.m. on Thursday, deputies from the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office went to the 3100 block of West Aire Drive in Springfield to conduct a welfare check.
The anxious callers said they hadn’t heard from the elderly woman in several days. Deputy responders were first unsuccessful in making contact at the residence, but upon additional inspection discovered a person lying inside. When deputies arrived, they discovered Romine deceased inside the house.
The sheriff’s investigation team showed up and secured a warrant to search the building. After interviewing with acquaintances and witnesses, detectives concluded Romine’s death was suspicious and launched a homicide inquiry.
A relative of the victim was swiftly recognized as a suspect, according to authorities. Around 1 o’clock on Friday morning, detectives tracked down the suspect.
He sped off when Deputies tried to pull him over for a traffic violation. After a brief chase, he allegedly turned into a driveway but would not get out of his car.
The suspect eventually surrendered by throwing an AR-15 rifle out the window. The person was sent to SJH after an unexpected medical emergency and is currently being monitored.