Missing ISU student discovered dead in Normal late Friday night

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Normal Police Department. (Flickr)

By Jake Fogal

NORMAL – An Illinois State student reported missing on Thursday was found dead late Friday night in Normal.

According to a news release, Normal Police Officers located a body near a creek area in the 900 block of North Main Street in Normal at approximately 10 pm

Police say 21-year old Matthew Listman of Libertyville was identified and pronounced deceased over an hour later.

The cause of death is being handled by the McLean County Coroner’s Office and does not appear to be criminal in nature.

Preliminary autopsy reports indicate Listman died of drowning, in the setting of cold exposure.

Toxicology testing is pending.

The incident remains under investigation by the McLean County Coroner’s Office and Normal Police.

Jake Fogal can be reached at [email protected].


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