Woodstock man died of multiple stab wounds in 'suspicious' incident

WOODSTOCK - A 34-year-old Woodstock man died of multiple stab wounds to his chest and upper body, according to the McHenry County Coroner's office, in an incident that police have deemed to be "suspicious."

The coroner identified the victim as Mark A. Medina, 34, of Woodstock. Preliminary findings from an autopsy conducted Sunday afternoon revealed that Medina died of multiple stab and incised wounds to his upper body, the coroner said in a news release.

Toxicology results on Medina are pending, the coroner said. 

Woodstock police were dispatched at 4:37 p.m. Saturday to the 1900 block of Sheila Street in reference to a non-responsive man, according to a news release sent Sunday morning from the police department.

Arriving officers found a man who was deceased. Woodstock police said in the release that the circumstances surrounding the death were "deemed to be suspicious."

No danger to the public is believed to exist, authorities said.

Woodstock police did not respond to calls for comment Sunday afternoon.

The investigation is ongoing, and the Major Investigation Assistance Team has been activated to assist with this investigation.

– Stephen Di Benedetto