Chicago/Suburbs

JOLIET: BODY PULLED FROM RIVER

by The Chicago Times Staff

September 10, 2021

JOLIET, IL — A man’s body was pulled from the Des Plaines River in Joliet, Illinois, on Friday morning.  A boater reported seeing a floater in the river around 11:20 a.m., prompting Joliet police to respond to North Bluff Street and West Jefferson Street.

The body was found floating along the river’s west bank, appeared to be that of an African American adult male, according to Joliet police.

The body was recovered by the Joliet Fire Department, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Will County Coroner’s Office.

The incident is still being investigated by Joliet police.  There were no further details available at the time.  Anyone with information should contact the Joliet police.

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