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A Cook County Medical Examiner toxicology report determined that a heroin overdose was the cause of death of a man found in April in an Oak Park Public Library bathroom.

The released report also stated that 48-year-old Todd Leslie could have been deceased for days prior to his discovery on Monday, April 11. Leslie was found locked in a third-floor, single-use bathroom at the library at 834 S. Lake St.

The report notes that on Friday, April 8, “after closing time, the cleaning staff noticed the bathroom door was locked, but made no mention of it.”

“The library was open on the weekend, and apparently no one had tried to use that particular bathroom,” the report states.

Oak Park Library Executive Director David Seleb said at the time that a library patron alerted staff in the morning of April 11, that the bathroom door had been locked for a long time.

The day the body was found, Seleb terminated the library’s contract with Allied Barton Security Services, the firm hired to provide security for the library. Seleb said earlier this month that checking spaces at the end of the night was a specific duty laid out in the security firm’s contract.

“It was specifically their responsibility,” Seleb told Wednesday Journal earlier this month. “It was clear that was part of their job.”

Seleb has since replaced the security firm with social worker, Robert A. Simmons, a former interventionist in the Oak Park Township’s Youth Services Division, and a staff of in-house employees who serve the dual purpose of providing security “with an eye toward patron engagement and service,” Seleb said.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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