Police ID body found near junior high school in Belleville - KMOV.com

Police ID body found near junior high school in Belleville

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Police near Emge Junior High School Tuesday morning (Credit: KMOV) Police near Emge Junior High School Tuesday morning (Credit: KMOV)

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – The St. Clair County Coroner's Office has identified a body that was found near a school in Belleville Tuesday morning.

Richard Kelley Jr.’s body was found in a ditch near Emge Junior High School on Westchester Drive around 5 a.m.

Police said the 40-year-old, who lives on Sheffield Drive, was walking from a gas station when he died. They said it is believed he died of natural causes.

According to the Harmony Emge School District's website, classes are not scheduled to resume following winter break until Wednesday. 

No other details have been made available.

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