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Heroin overdose suspected in Cary man's death

CARY – Grayslake police said they are considering charges against a woman in what appears to be the heroin-overdose death of her boyfriend, a 22-year-old Cary man, late last week.

Detectives and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office are reviewing the case. There is no time frame for when, or whether, charges will be filed, Sgt. Guy Fiasche said.

Randall Bianchi, 22, was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville on Dec. 21 and died within 24 hours, Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd said.

An autopsy was not performed; Bianchi’s organs were donated, Rudd said.

Toxicology results are pending, but based on paraphernalia found at the girlfriend’s apartment, a heroin overdose is the suspected cause of death, Rudd said.

Rudd also said that Bianchi had a four-year history of drug abuse.

– Sarah Sutschek

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