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Police: Body found in river is missing Joliet man

By Dennis Sullivan

Special to the Tribune

7:22 PM CST, January 18, 2013

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The body of a missing 32-year-old Joliet man was recovered about 1:45 p.m. today from the Des Plaines River, roughly four blocks north of Interstate 80, officials said.

Deputy Fire Chief Ray Randich said paramedics used a boat to recover the body, which was spotted floating near the McDonough Street Bridge by a passerby around 12:35 p.m. First responders determined the clothed man was already deceased by the time they arrived, Randich said.

Joliet Police Lt. Ed Gregory said the body was floating upriver due to a "real, real strong wind." Gregory said the man was reported missing to Joliet Police on Dec. 29, but withheld identification until the family is notified.