Man found dead in Mississippi River in Carroll County, police investigate ‘suspicious death’

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CARROLL COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) — On Wednesday around 8:20 a.m., the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a body was found in the Mississippi River.

Emergency crews responded to Millers Boat Landing located at 6898 Marina Road, about four miles north of Savanna.

Officials found the body of a deceased white male near the edge of the river. The identity of the man is not being released at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office called the death ‘suspicious in nature.’ Northwest Illinois Critical Incident Response Team is investigating.

Anyone with information can contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 815-244-2635.

The Savanna Police Department, Savanna Fire Department, Savanna Community Ambulance, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Police, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, and Joe Daviess County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

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