Man arrested in connection with Dunlap student's death

By WEEK Producer

May 1, 2012 Updated May 1, 2012 at 10:35 PM CDT

DUNLAP, Ill -- A 45-year-old man is being held in the Peoria County jail in connection with the death of a Dunlap High School student.

A Peoria County Sheriff's Office spokesman says Heath McGovern is being held on two felony charges of possession of a controlled substance.

The spokesman says McGovern is considered a person of interest in death of 16-year-old Joshua Olt.

Olt was found unresponsive in his bedroom Sunday afternoon, he was later pronounced dead at Proctor Hospital.

The Peoria County Coroner says an autopsy Monday was inconclusive.

Pending toxicology tests may help determine his cause of death but won't be available for several weeks.

Counselors have been assigned to Olt's classrooms to assist students and have been providing grief counseling in the high school library.

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