Alton man found dead inside his home; police investigating

ALTON, Ill. – Alton police are investigating a suspicious death after a man was discovered dead inside his home Monday morning.

According to Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons, an officer was called to a home in the 1100 block of Highland Avenue just after 8 a.m. for a “welfare check.” The officer found the body of 69-year-old Larry Singleton inside the home.

Alton police detectives said they’re investigating the death as suspicious. The Madison County Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Police crime scene unit are assisting with the investigation, Simmons said.

Alton police are offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for Singleton’s death.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Alton Police Department at 618-463-3505 or via its anonymous tip line at 618-465-5948.

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