Canton Police Believe 20-year Old's Death A Suicide

August 4, 2014

(Canton, IL)  --  Authorities in Canton say they believe that a 20-year old Canton man hanged himself after a domestic situation with his girlfriend last week.  Kolton Hamm was found by his step-father Friday morning at just before 10.  Earlier in the morning on Friday, police say that Hamm and his girlfriend were involved in a disturbance.  Hamm then later allegedly hanged himself.  After finding Hamm, his step-father called 9-1-1.  The autopsy performed on Saturday revealed that he died from asphyxiation, although authorities are waiting on the toxicology reports, which will take several weeks before they are returned for a final determination on the cause of death.  Canton police say they are continuing to follow leads that they have and the investigation will remain open until a final report is filed.

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