LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Winnebago County coroner completed an autopsy Tuesday on the man killed in a house fire Sunday, but the cause of his death still is pending.
Christopher Laing, 48, of the zero to 100 block of Newbury Court, Lake in the Hills, died about 2 p.m. Sunday at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He suffered smoke inhalation and second-degree burns during the fire, Coroner Bill Hintz said.
Hintz conducted an autopsy Tuesday, but he is waiting for medical records, toxicology and microbiology results before issuing a final cause of death, he said.
A GoFundMe page has been started for Laing’s funeral costs.