DECATUR — A 36-year-old man found dead on the steps of a North Church Street residence died of a stab wound to the groin, Macon County Coroner Michael Day said Tuesday. 

Day, in a news release, said the autopsy of Darrell Boey was completed Monday evening at the McLean County Coroner's Morgue in Bloomington. His preliminary cause of death involved deep injuries to the femoral artery and vein, Day said. 

Decatur police Sgt. Chris Copeland said in a statement Monday that officers were called to the 1900 block of North Church Street at 10:35 p.m. Sunday in response to a "man down" call.

Boey was pronounced dead at the residence, and detectives were brought in to process the site.

A trail of blood still visible at the scene Tuesday morning suggested that the man was stabbed on West Peoria Avenue and staggered a short distance to his home in the 1900 block of North Church. Copeland confirmed Tuesday that the man was stabbed on West Peoria.

"We have been talking to the victim's family members and we believe there is more information to be gained in this case," he added. 

Copeland said anyone who can help can call the police at (217) 424-2734 OR Crime Stoppers at (217) 423-8477.   

Day said an inquest into Boey's death is pending.  

Staff Writer Tony Reid contributed to this report. 

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