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Police use cell phone technology to find body of missing Maryville man

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The area where the man's body was found by police. (Credit: KMOV) The area where the man's body was found by police. (Credit: KMOV)
MARYVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Cell phones do more than just make a call, send an email or text. Police know that and worked with a cell phone provider to find a missing Maryville man. 

Illinois State Police found the body of a man and a crashed motorcycle early Sunday morning on Interstate 255 near Interstate 55 in the Collinsville area.

A state police spokesman said both were in waist-high grass. The location was near a spot investigators looked, unsuccessfully, for the man reported missing from Maryville.

Maryville Police Chief Rob Carpenter stated in a news release that his officers took a missing person's report around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday when a man did not return home. The man's family, according to the chief, knew their loved one left a friend's house in State Park around 2:00 p.m. while riding a motorcycle. 

Chief Carpenter revealed officers asked a cell phone company to help find the man's location, and the company did. 

Nearly 12 hours spanned, between officers taking the report and state police finding the man's body. An ISP spokesman told News 4 officers did not see the body Saturday night, but found it after daybreak on Sunday.

Investigators are not releasing the man's name at this time. 

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