Scott Bentzinger

Hancock County Death Investigation
2:19 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Update: Heart Attack Killed Sheriff’s Father before Fire Started

A fire destroyed Bentzinger Home Supply Store after owner Michael Bentzinger died of a heart attack.
Credit Jason Parrott

Hancock County Coroner Kendall Beals said an autopsy shows the father of Sheriff Scott Bentzinger died of a heart attack.

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Fire Started Monday Night
10:22 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Sheriff's Father Dies in Fire in Carthage

Michael Bentzinger, 63, of Carthage died in a fire at Bentzinger Home Supply Store in downtown Carthage Monday evening.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Michael Bentzinger, 63, of Carthage died in a fire, Monday night, at the Bentzinger Home Supply Store in downtown Carthage.

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No Foul Play or Trauma
4:32 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Sheriff : Inmate Dies of Natural Causes

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger says a preliminary autopsy on William Clark, 63 of Sutter, Il. shows that he died of natural causes.

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