The Sangamon County Sheriff's Department and Grandview police have launched a death investigation after a man's body was found inside a tattoo parlor on North Grand Avenue East.
The coroner's office identifies the victim as 33-year-old Frank Ryan. A preliminary investigation found that he died of a single gunshot wound. More information is expected after an autopsy on Monday.
A co-worker discovered Ryan dead of an apparent gunshot wound Sunday morning inside the Artist's Edge parlor in the 2100 block of North Grand East. Web sites list Ryan as the owner of the business.
Sheriff Neil Williamson says investigators are still trying to determine exactly what happened, but would only classify the process as a death investigation, and said it was too soon to say whether the death may have been a homicide.