Mysterious illness sickens coroner’s conference attendees in Missouri

How gruesome is this:  dozens attending a coroner’s conference at the Truman Hotel & Conference Center became ill after dinner Wednesday night.

Capital Region Medical Center confirmed seeing a few people that night and Thursday in the emergency department. One person was hospitalized, six-feet-under-everything1but a hospital spokesperson said the patient had a pre-existing condition that was aggravated by the sudden illness.

The wife of Randolph County coroner Gerald Lundsford told connect midmissouri that, as of Thursday evening, her husband was still feeling awful.

No word on exactly how many people were affected. The source of the illness is also unknown at this time.