Body of missing Rock Island man found

The body of a man who vanished after leaving home Sunday, March 9, was found near Fyre Lake in Sherrard, Illinois.

Alberto Alvarez left home to meet a friend to discuss church business at about 5 p.m.  He never arrived at his destination, and his family reported him missing later that same night.

His family members said it was unusual for him to go anywhere without his cell phone and diabetes medication.

A property caretaker found the body of a man at Fyre Lake Tuesday afternoon, March 11.  The body was later positively identified as Mr. Alvarez according to Mercer County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Jeff Dale.

Dale said the circumstances of Mr. Alvarez’s death were suspicious, but that investigators did not necessarily think there was any foul play involved.

An autopsy was being conducted Wednesday, March 12.

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