by The Chicago Times Staff

September 6, 2021

PERU, IL – On Sep 4 several police, fire, and rescue agencies, including the Bloomington Police Department, discovered an unidentified body in the Illinois River.

The body was discovered along the south river bank east of the Illinois Route 251 bridge at 9:47 a.m.  The LaSalle County Coroner’s Office, LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office, Bloomington Police, and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services all responded.

The LaSalle County Coroner’s Office has not released the body’s identification and has stated that it may take several days or weeks to confirm an identity.