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Drug Induced Homicide

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Eric J. Guenther
Chief of Police
847-968-3775

For Immediate Release

Drug Induced Homicide

Mundelein, IL—05/01/18—On August 17, 2017 at approximately 6:19a.m. Mundelein Police and Fire responded to 140 South Midland Avenue, Mundelein, IL in reference to a suspected drug overdose of Nathan T. Clyde (19 years of age). Mundelein police officers administered one dose of Naloxone prior to the fire department arrival.  Mundelein paramedics initiated lifesaving efforts and transported Mr. Clyde to Condell Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

A small bag with white powder was located in Mr. Clyde’s wallet.  The powder later tested positive for fentanyl. An autopsy and toxicology screening was completed by the Lake County Coroner with Clyde’s cause of death being ruled accidental by overdose.

An investigation was completed over the next several months with numerous interviews, search warrants and Grand Jury subpoenas for social media accounts and cell phone records, a court authorized overhear, and an analysis of the collected data. The investigation revealed James J. Murray (21 years of age resides at 1601 Arlington Drive, Wheeling, IL) sold Clyde 1-2 bags of suspected heroin just prior to his death.

The Lake County States Attorney’s Office reviewed the facts in the case and approved 1-count of Drug Induced Homicide (720 ILCS 5/9-3.3(A)), 1-count of Delivery of Non-Narcotic Schedule D (720 ILCS 570/401(D)(1)) against Mr. Murray.  He was taken into custody, on April 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm, at his home. He appeared before a judge at the Lake County courthouse, room C-120 on April 13, 2018 at 0900 hours.  His bond was set at $750,000.00.

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