UPDATE: A man found dead in Silvis passed away from a medical emergency, according to a news release from Silvis Police.
About 4:55 p.m., Silvis Police responded to the parking lot of Frank’s Pizza for an unknown problem. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased 60-year-old man on the ground next to a vehicle, the release says.
Officers conducted an investigation that included reviewing exterior security video and speaking with the man’s family. The Rock Island County Coroner’s office responded to the scene.
The man “was suffering from numerous medical issues and it was concluded that he passed away from a medical emergency,” the release says.
The man’s name was not released.
EARLIER: Emergency responders transported a body from a scene in Silvis on Wednesday evening.
Silvis Police and Fire crews were in the area of the 700 block of 1st Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday near what appeared to be a body covered with a sheet.
Police at the scene said there is no danger to the public.
Our Local 4 News crew saw crime-scene tape near the parking lot of a closed business next to Frank’s Pizza, 711 1st Ave.
We will stay in contact with law enforcement to provide details when they become available.