Sheriff doesn’t suspect foul play in man’s death

By Dave Gomez

DeKalb County Sheriff’s police said there are no indications of foul play in the death of a Kingston man shortly after his Army discharge.

The body of 23-year-old Michael Torok was found Friday in a rural area near Monroe Center in Ogle County.

DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said Torok’s body appeared to have been there for some time.

While police have not found any signs of foul play, they are waiting for the Ogle County coroner to determine time and cause of death, Scott said.

Autopsy results are expected to take between four to six weeks.

Scott said police found Torok after re-examining his cell phone records and finding the last time it was contacted.

“Part of the investigation process was daily contact with credit card companies and Verizon,” Scott said.

Torok, a private first class in the U.S. Army, was honorably discharged shortly before his Sept. 5 disappearance, Scott said.

Scott said Torok had personal issues prior to his disappearance, but Scott declined to elaborate.