Body of Worden teen found in lake - KMOV.com

Body of Worden teen found in lake

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(KMOV.com) – Madison County authorities are trying to determine what led to the death of a teenager in the small town of Worden, Illinois.

The family of Samuel Bequette, 19, contacted authorities after the young man went missing late Thursday.

Authorities launched an investigation and searched the area but could not find Bequette.

On Friday, a family member located that teen’s bike in the 8700 block of Wildwood Drive.

Members of the Madison County Sheriff’s office, Worden Fire Department and Worden Police Department searched the area.

The Illinois Search Dog Association, Department of Natural Resources and Hillsboro Fire Department’s Dive Team were called in to search the lake.

Bequette’s body was found in the lake shortly after 9:30 p.m.

Investigators say it appears to be an accident. An autopsy is planned.

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