A death at a Town of Armenia cabin last week may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, according to authorities.

They discovered in a cabin in Armenia Township, one man 36 year old Joseph Gudella of Bloomindale, IL deceased at the scene. The other man a 36 year old from West Chicago was taken to the hospital.

Gudella was identified as a member of the Illinois Batavia Police Department.


On March 27, 2023, at around 4:59 pm, the Juneau County Communications Center received a telephone call requesting a welfare check at a cabin in Armenia Township, northern Juneau County.


Prior to deputies arriving, the Juneau County Communications Center received an additional call from a neighbor who was at the residence.  The neighbor advised there were two residents in the cabin who appeared to be not breathing. 


As a result of the second telephone call Emergency Medical Services and Fire were paged to respond as well.


Upon arrival, deputies observed Camp Douglas EMS treating one adult male who had been removed from the residence.  The male was later transferred to an area hospital via med-flight for medical treatment. 


Upon entering the residence, deputies discovered a second adult male who was noticeably deceased.


The incident remains under investigation at this time.  Names are being withheld until the investigation is complete.     


The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Camp Douglas EMS, Mauston Area Ambulance, Armenia Fire and the Juneau County Medical Examiner