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UPDATE: Police Identify Geneva Man Found Dead at Kane County Events Center

A Kane County spokesperson identifies the Geneva man as Casey Gemeny, 43, of Geneva.

The 43-year-old Geneva man found dead Saturday afternoon at the Kane County Events Center has been identified as Casey Gemeny of Geneva, a county spokesperson said Tuesday.

Kane County Community Affairs Director Laurie Metanchuk said Forest Preserve police discovered Gemeny's body in the northeast corner of the Events Center property at around 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

Metanchuk said earlier Tuesday that the investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the Kane County Forest Preserve police, in conjunction with the Kane County Sheriff's Office.

Unconfirmed reports Saturday said police were notified after someone on a train said they saw a body in a tree on the property near Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

btown95 January 23, 2013 at 05:30 AM
This guy led police on a pretty dangerous chase a few months back, has a lengthy rap sheet. http://www.kcchronicle.com/2012/10/02/campton-hills-man-charged-in-police-chase/a8cp9hk/
SUSAN FULLER Paustian January 23, 2013 at 07:43 AM
despite the comment above Casey was a father to a beautiful little girl and a great neighbor! I knew he had alcohol issues and that is always a difficult thing to deal with- but he was a very hands on Daddy whenever he had his little girl and I'm praying for her and for her loss!
Pat Fitz January 23, 2013 at 01:18 PM
I feel horrible for his daughter. Alcohol is a disease that ruins many life's young and old. Too bad he did not get the help he needed before he put many lives in danger and before he took his own. If indeed he took his life. Just speculation on my part.
Ericka January 23, 2013 at 02:57 PM
While I'm not aware of Casey's personal life... I will honestly say he was a hard worker and amazingly dependable plumber! He did a fantastic job getting our business started and was always just a phone call away when we had a plumbing emergency. Casey was always willing to share a heart warming story about his love for his daughter and the joy she added to his life. I pray for her and his family during this hard time.
Jill K. Amoni January 23, 2013 at 03:05 PM
This is beyond sad...a man in extreme pain and out of control... My heart breaks for those whose lives are shattered, no matter the reason... The world is a scary place these days, more so than ever before...
Beth Ritchason January 23, 2013 at 06:26 PM
Well said Jill Amoni. Rest in peace and prayers for strength to your daughter and family.
Elaine Lane January 23, 2013 at 10:47 PM
btown95, I think that was a pretty insensitive and unnecessary comment for his family to read during their grieving. Despite what his past mistakes were, he was a person who people loved and cared about, and they are left trying to wrap their minds around this sudden death. I am so sorry for their loss, and I pray his soul is at peace.
Susan Sayers January 24, 2013 at 02:56 AM
So Sad. Sad for the loss of this life, as it seems he was not a bad person... Sad for the daughter... Sad for society. He had nobody who could rescue him. Who are we really? We don't even know when others are in need. We are changing as a society. Make it a priority to help one person. Become alert. Look for people who may be troubled. Do one nice thing. That person may survive because of your kindness and that person may someday re-pay another person. Let's start a new trend. Caring. Like it used to be..... Sad Tonight, cantcook4you
Susan Sayers January 24, 2013 at 03:00 AM
Yes Jill, So glad that you get it. It is scary. What have we all become? I am so sad for this man, his family, and his daughter. Maybe in his memory, we can all be a little more "aware" of others in need. It is tough today. Family unity and neighborhood support are a "thing of the past." Let's bring it back. One person at a time.... Thank you Jill ~ for "getting" it. I wish you the best.
Trisha Drummond January 24, 2013 at 01:15 PM
We love you Casey! I hope you have found the peace you were looking for my friend , you will be dearly missed! I will pray for your daughter and family to give them strength thru these difficult times. <3
Jack January 29, 2013 at 08:19 PM
We've had Patch-disagreements in tha past, btown, but you've done nothing reprehensible here. Posting a link to background info of this sort without any personal comments is not disrespectful. It does help us understand each other better and to realize how important it is for those who need help to get help before a tragedy happens. For better or worse, public record is public record. Comments on the Patch included.
Anthony Gemeny February 06, 2013 at 04:55 PM
This is my brother...and yeah he had a past but if you didnt know him you dont deserve to put anything negative about him. I have known him since I came to life on October 6 1979 He was a great man, a great father and a great brother. He was battleing addictions like many people these days do but YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE HIM BY ANY MEANS and as for Btown seeing that you dont know the man and you post a link whch makes you a detective let the man I know as a brother pass in peace...Only God judges and God knows what kind of a man he is.. Love you Casey and until we meet again brother.
Lillian Christian March 13, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Lillian Christian Aunt John 8:7 - So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. My tears run down my face only because I cannot say I love you I cannot hold you because your in pain I cannot change reality I can except your decision and pray. Until we meet again my beautiful nephew God Bless
Lillian Christian March 13, 2013 at 09:48 PM
AMEN Love you Casey

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