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BREAKING: Investigation underway in apparent drowning west of Morris

May be related to previous crash

MORRIS – Law enforcement officials are investigating an apparent drowning after a body was found Thursday afternoon in a private pond located at U.S. 6 and Seneca Road, according to a press release by the Grundy County Coroner's Office.

"The subject was discovered by a couple fisherman," the press release stated. The press release stated the coroner was called to the scene at 4:10 p.m.

The subject was taken from the water with the assistance of Morris Fire Department Water Rescue Team at around 6 p.m..

The coroner's office, Grundy County Sheriff's Office and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services are investigating.

"Coroner (John) Callahan states this death could be related to a traffic crash that had occurred several months ago at the Seneca exit," the press release read. "The driver of that crash had never been found."

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

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