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'Suspicious death' investigation underway after body found in Belleville

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Belleville police are investigating a "suspicious death" after a body was found Sunday afternoon.

Around 2:30 p.m., officers were called to the 300 block of North 66th Street after the body was found. When they arrived, detectives discovered the remains of an adult male near the tree line.

The body had advanced stages of decomposition and the victim's identity will be released once the next of kin has been notified, police said.

Detectives, Crime Scene Technicians, and the St. Clair County Coroner's Office responded to the scene.

Belleville Police are asking anyone with information to call (618) 234-1212 or Crimestoppers at (866) 371-8477.

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