Searchers found the body of an Aledo man hours after a passerby reported seeing him walking from his stranded vehicle east of Andover, Illinois.
Deputies were sent to the area of Route 81 and 900 E just before 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 to investigate a report that a man was seen walking west toward Andover after the man’s Chevy Tahoe became stranded.
When deputies arrived, they found the vehicle but could not find the man, later identified as 35-year-old Jeremy Young of Aledo.
The Knox County snowmobile team was called to help with the search. They arrived at about midnight, and found Young’s body about two hours later in the creek bottom of Camp Creek, which is north of Route 81, about 1/3 mile east of the Osco Blacktop.
A statement from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department says they were handling Young’s death as an investigation into death caused by weather conditions.
An online obituary said Mr. Young attended Orion schools. He leaves behind a wife, daughter and other local family. A visitation was planned for Mr. Young from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 8 at Peterson Wallin Knox in Alpha and he will be buried the next day in Orion.