BLUE ISLAND, Ill. (STMW) — A man reported missing from his south suburban home on New Year’s Day was found floating in the Cal-Sag Channel on Monday.
Phillip Evans, 48, of Dixmoor, was reported missing at 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 1, according to Illinois State Police Trooper Clare Pfotenhauer.READ MORE: Northwestern University Bans All Social Activities At Campus Fraternities Until At Least Mid-October After Reports Of Drugging
At 11:08 a.m. Monday, a body was found on the south bank of the Cal-Sag Channel near I-57, west of Ashland at Mile Marker 319 in Blue Island, Pfotenhauer said.READ MORE: Evanston Police Called To A Stabbing, Fatal Shooting Incident
The body was identified as Evans, of the 14500 block of Vail Avenue in Dixmoor, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
State police are investigating and an autopsy is scheduled for later Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Family Remembers Azul De La Garza, Young Woman Shot And Killed In West Elsdon, As 'Beautiful Soul' With A Future In Art
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