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Daily Journal
     December 11, 2019      #14-345 KDJ

A deadly problem: Kankakee County records 29

By John Dykstra

The dark liquid poured into the man’s veins as the video played on Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner’s computer screen.

“Goodbye,” the 26-year-old Bourbonnais man said after injecting the fatal dose of fentanyl and cocaine. Then, the video, which was live streamed on social media, ended.

“It breaks my heart to see that happen because there is help out there,” Gessner said. “If somebody goes down or comes into the office right now, I know how to get them help. Several people have.”

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