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Man found dead at makeshift campsite

Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 9:46 a.m. CDT

OTTAWA, Ill — A 51-year-old man was found dead near Illinois 23 in Streator on Saturday, March 23, according to a La Salle County Sheriff’s Department report.

Michael E. Holt, of Streator, was found lying in what appeared to be a makeshift campsite just west of Illinois 23.

He was located after a pedestrian, while out walking, saw the body and called the Sheriff’s Department. Holt was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the report, there was no evidence of trauma or foul play.

The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office, the La Salle County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services are investigating.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

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