Body of man found floating in Horseshoe Lake

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by KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 12 at 12:01 AM

Pontoon Beach, IL (KMOV.com) – Investigators with the Illinois State Police have been called in to assist with an apparent murder case in Pontoon Beach, Illinois.

Authorities say man fishing at Horseshow Lake State Park found the body of a man floating in the water just before 6 a.m. Sunday. The body was found near the boat launch ramp along the lake’s north shore.

Police say evidence at the scene indicates that the man, identified only as a 22 year old from the Metro East, was murdered. Identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

There is no word on a motive or suspects in the apparent killing.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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