An autopsy conducted today determined that a man who lived in a group home in unincorporated Palos Park was assaulted and his death was ruled a homicide, officials said.
Tremayne Yarbrough, 35, who lived at 13211 S. Adsit Rd., was pronounced dead at 3:08 a.m. on Sunday at Kindred Hospital Chicago North, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
An autopsy found that the primary cause of death for Yarbrough was head injuries he received from a fall caused by an assault, officials said. The manner of death was determined to be a homicide, officials said.
Records show that the home at Yarbrough's address is part of a network of homes run by St. Coletta's of Illinois Foundation. According to its website, the non-profit institution provides residential programs for special needs individuals.
Cook County sheriff's police were called to the home on July 4 after the incident occurred, according to Cook County Sheriff's officials.
When police arrived they were informed that Yarbrough was on the sixth-step of a flight of stairs in the home when he was approached by an "agitated" 33-year-old resident, officials said.
Yarbrough was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition then taken to Kindred Hospital Chicago-North where he later died.
Officials said both Yarbrough and the person who allegedly pushed him have "severe to profound range of mental retardation."
The incident remains under investigation, according to the office.
The home is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the home also receives state funding, according to Januari Smith Trader, a spokeswoman for DHS.
Officials with the state agency plan to reach out with the sheriff's office on Tuesday and plan to investigate the incident as well as the group home, said Smith Trader.
Officials from St. Coletta's refused to comment on the incident.Copyright © 2015, CT Now