Authorities discover man’s body in Clinton Lake

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The DeWitt County Coroner and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police are investigating the death of a Peoria area man whose body was found in Clinton Lake. (Facebook/Illinois Department of Transportation)


By Howard Packowitz

CLINTON – A man was found dead Thursday afternoon in Clinton Lake.

DeWitt County Coroner Randy Rice is not releasing the name of the man, who is believed to be a 63-year old Peoria area resident. Rice would not say if the man drowned, but foul play is not suspected.

The man was pronounced dead about 1:40 Thursday afternoon.

The coroner and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police are investigating the circumstances of the man’s death.

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