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Man's body found on highway

Few details released surrounding death

Published: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
(Philip Marruffo/
Police work at the scene along Interstate 88 where the body of a 65-year-old man was found Wednesday morning. The body was found just west of Dixon, next to the Hoyle Road overpass.

DIXON – The body of a 65-year-old white man was found this morning along Interstate 88 just west of Dixon, next to the Hoyle Road overpass, his feet pointing toward the road.

His body was on the incline next to the bridge, seen clearly from the highway.

Authorities got a call about the body just before 8 a.m.

At least five police cars were at the site just before 10 a.m., including the Lee County coroner.

Illinois State Police are handling the investigation and are waiting to release the name pending family notification.

State police wouldn't provide further details. They wouldn't comment on the circumstances surrounding the death or how long his body had been there.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 815-632-4010, ext. 220.

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