Body Found in Rural Area of Allamakee County
Allamakee County authorities report that a body, possibly that of a missing Illinois man, has been found in the Fish Farms Wildlife Area.
2 hikers discovered the body while walking in the area, which is south of New Albin.
The sheriff and medical examiner determined that the body was that of a man, who had been dead for some time. The body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy, to make an identification, and determine the cause of death. No foul play is suspected.
Illinois officials have also been contacted by the Allamakee County Sheriff, in regard to a man reported missing in that same area on October 3rd. A vehicle belonging to the missing man was located at the wildlife area the next day. The man in question is 26 year old Juan Ortega of Kewanee, Illinois.
So far, there is no official indication that this was Ortega's body.