A man found dead late Friday night in a Davenport gas station bathroom has been identified as Timothy James Byrne, 29, of Davenport. Police say he died from an apparent drug overdose.
Davenport police were called to the Shell Gas Station, 6268 N Brady St., at 10:41 p.m. Friday and discovered the body in the restroom.
A preliminary police investigation indicates the death likely was drug-related "due to evidence located in close proximity to the deceased," Assistant Davenport Police Chief Donald Schaeffer in a news release.
An autopsy and toxicology screen will be performed to determine the cause of death, the release states.
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Numerous counterfeiters are around, taking advantage of the influx of currency to pass their worthless trash. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.J. Reimers, secretary and treasurer of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co., on behalf of that firm, contributed $500 toward construction of a new Methodist church. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Samuel Ryerson, county recorder, was re-elected president of the 19th District of Knights of Pythias. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Three condemnation suits have been filed by the city of Rock Island to acquire property needed for an approach to the Rock Island-Davenport bridge, which has been under construction since March 6. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Plans for an eight-story Sheraton Inn in downtown Rock Island were announced today at a luncheon meeting at the Gay Nineties sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Cost of the structure is estimated at $2.5 million. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Representatives of the Hardee's Golf Classic and tournament sponsor Hardee's Food Systems may meet next week with PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman to discuss a possible change in the tournament dates.