Police searching for son after man found shot to death in burned home - KMOV.com

Police searching for son after man found shot to death in burned home

(KMOV)-- Police are looking for a person of interest after someone shot a man and set the body on fire.

This happened around 5:21 a.m. Monday just north of Kane, IL in rural Jersey County.

Authorities said when the flames were extinguished the body of Dennis Prough, 70, was found inside.

Prough was pronounced dead at the scene but further coroners investigations found Prough had died from a gunshot wound.

The fire marshal labeled the cause of the fire as arson under investigation.

Police are searching for the victim's son, 43-year-old Mark Prough, as a person of interest.

Mark stands 6'4" tall and weighs approximately 260lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes. Police said Mark Prough is currently unaccounted for and considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone has any information, please contact Jersey County Sheriff's Department at 618-498-6881.

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