Mascoutah man, 50, found dead in Granite City lagoon -


Mascoutah man, 50, found dead in Granite City lagoon

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The body of a 50-year-old Mascoutah, Illinois man was found in a lagoon near the Chain of Rocks Bridge in Granite City Thursday afternoon.

According to the Madison County Corner, James J. Marchioro was found lying near the edge of a roadway drainage ditch and lagoon off of Illinois Route 3, near St. Thomas Road, around 1:45 p.m.

Marchioro was a resident at the Chestnut Health Systems facility in Granite City, but was reported missing on June 12, officials said.

Marchioro’s autopsy failed to reveal a conclusive cause of death pending completion of the background investigation, according to authorities. There was also no overt evidence of violence or foul play. Routine alcohol and drug studies will be performed as part of the investigation.

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