St. Charles Teen Found Dead in Elburn Home
2012 graduate of St. Charles East recalled for his activism and leadership on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.
An Elgin Community College student and St. Charles resident was found dead Tuesday in an Elburn home, the Kane County Chronicle reports. No foul play is suspected.
Michael D. Fairbanks, 19, whose last known address was in the 1700 block of Jeanette Avenue in St. Charles, was found unresponsive in a home in the 300 block of West Nebraska Street. Paramedics responded to the home about 3:35 p.m., where he was dead at the scene, according to the Chronicle.
Authorities told the Chronicle that police are investigating Fairbanks’ death, which was being mourned by many who remembered his kindness, activism and leadership.
Fairbanks was Youth Leader of the Year in 2009 for his work with the Youth Outlook, an organization founded in DuPage County to serve gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning youth, according the Chronicle.
The January 2012 graduate also was a leader of the Gay Straight Alliance at St. Charles East High School, where a social worker told the Chronicle his efforts spotlighted such issues as diversity and bullying. He also had been active in the Fox Valley Repertory.
- Kane County Chronicle: St. Charles Teen Remembered as a Leader
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