Body of missing Rock Island man found

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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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  • Yecenia

    I knew this brother he help my family alot and was a very nice n funny man im so sad this happen to him I hope they find n find out wat happen n who did it . I know Jehovah has him in his thought n one day he will be wit us again my prayer go out to his family. He will be miss. Rip

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