Geneva man found dead in his home

GENEVA, Ill. (WLS) -- A 53-year-old man was found dead in his home in west suburban Geneva overnight.

Police said someone asked them to do a welfare check at 39 Crissey Avenue around 6:20 p.m. Thursday. Authorities did not identify that person, but said the caller was not inside the home.

When officers arrived, they found Eduardo Gutierrez dead inside the house.

Police said his wife was also inside the home when police got there. She was given medical attention at the scene and later taken to the hospital to get checked out.

Investigators have not yet determined whether the man was murdered.

"We do not know at this time. It's under investigation. It's being classified as a death investigation," said Commander Julie Nash, Geneva Police Department.

Crime scene technicians spent hours taking pictures and blocking roads in the quiet neighborhood while they executed a search warrant. The Kane County Major Crimes Task Force was called in to help.

Investigators said they are questioning people, including the man's wife. No one is in custody.

"We're not divulging much information in reference to who we have spoken to and who we haven't spoken to. We do feel confident that the public is not in any danger," Nash said.

Police said the home was not one they had been to frequently in the past.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
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