Off-duty officer finds body while jogging in Collinsville

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 12:26 PM

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV) -- Police are investigating after a man’s body was found in Collinsville Wednesday night.

According to police, an off-duty officer was jogging near the intersection of Belt Line Rd. and 157 when he or she spotted the body of a black male lying in a water-filled ditch.

The victim is believed to be in his early 20s, found  with no immediate signs of trauma. A coroner responded to the scene to determine the exact cause of death.

The victim was found fully clothed with no evidence of a vehicle or belongings nearby.

Police said they believe they’ve identified the man, but are waiting to confirm before making it official. Authorities said it appeared as if this body had been there approximately two or three days.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com as we continue to gather more information.

 

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