Man found dead in Pekin | Local Crime & Courts

PEKIN — Pekin Police and the Tazewell County Coroner are investigating after a man was found dead in a wooded area. The individual’s identity has not yet been released, pending family notification. 

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A statement from Tazewell County Coroner Charles R. Hanley said that the man was found in a wooded area near the 3400 block of Court Street in Pekin on Monday. Authorities were told about the body at 10:48 a.m. and the man was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:23 a.m. Monday.

Police do not suspect foul play and do not believe area residents are in danger, the statement said.

An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Following the autopsy, Hanley sent another release saying the man was 38 years old and was from Northern Illinois. Cause of death is pending while toxicology is completed. 

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