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Brandon Landau Of Bronx Found Dead

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Brandon Landau, 19

The Winnebago County Coroner is awaiting toxicology reports to determine the cause of death of a 18-year-old Bronx man who authorities found Sunday morning in a creek at White Pines State Park in Mount Morris, about 85 miles west of Chicago.

Brandon A. Landau of Bronx, NY, an Illinois Wesleyan University student majoring in Political Science, and a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity, was pronounced dead at 12:40 p.m. Sunday at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

An autopsy was conducted this morning but did not determine a cause of death, the Ogle County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Ogle County Sheriff's deputies were called to the park, 6712 West Pines Road, at 11:16 a.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012. They found Landau unconscious in Pine Creek on the south edge of the park.

Friends told deputies that Landau was last seen about 02:00 a.m. at a party in the 6000 block of West Pines Road.

Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia said today that she could not confirm Landau drowned until the autopsy is completed. According to them, Landau was found with his lower torso in the stream and his upper body on a log.

He had suffered superficial cuts and abrasions.

 

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Thomas Lockhart

was born June 8, 1953. Mr. Lockhart is a former Bronx resident from the Marble Hill section, and attended The Bronx High School of Science and Manhattan College. A former All-American basketball player at both institutions, he left for Europe in 1976 to pursue a professional career after a brief encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Continuing his education he actively plunged into corporate marketing communications with international companies like Philips, Alstom, Qiagen Instruments, KPMG, European Space Administration, ABN-Amro Bank and the Port of Rotterdam, while continuing to play ball and coach. Teaching English and advertising in Holland led to the setup of Ideas Unlimited, his own International Business Communications firm. Mr. Lockhart has lived and worked in various countries for the past 33 years, speaks German, French, Dutch and is currently learning Italian. Now residing near Zurich Switzerland, he has three children, Jarrett, 31 Chief of Staff with the Bronx City Council, 14th District, Maraya, 21 and Malik, 11. Tom is currently serving as Communications Manager and Asst. Operations Coordinator of the Marble Hill Reunion and Development Project.