The body of a 21-year-old man who apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head was found on Oct. 28 behind a self-storage facility in Peoria, Ill. A utility-company employee discovered the body near Mini-Max Storage Co. at 7500 N. Brauer Road, according to the source.
Investigators have yet to release the man’s name, pending notification of next of kin. Identification cards and other personal belongings were found at the scene, as was a bicycle and handgun.
An autopsy will be performed and an inquest will be held at a later date, the source reported.
The Mini-Max Storage facility is on a rural road at the edge of the city. The operator also has a facility in Washington, Ill. The properties offer 24-hour access, climate-controlled units, keypad entry, and moving and packing supplies.