CHICAGO (AP) -- The police chief of the southern Illinois community of East Carondelet has been found dead in a hotel room in Chicago.
East Carondelet Mayor Herb Simmons says Alan Biggerstaff's body was found by authorities Friday after he failed to check out of the hotel. Biggerstaff was 56.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's office has confirmed that an Alan Biggerstaff died Friday of natural causes.
Simmons says Biggerstaff had triple bypass surgery several years ago but was recently doing well.
Biggerstaff, a registered nurse, was also deputy director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
And he was deputy director of emergency services for Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital for almost 28 years.
He's survived by a sister and two brothers.
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