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Body Found in Private Pond in Marion

MARION – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a body early Sunday morning in a private pond near 8196 Old Route 13 in Marion.

According to Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick, the individual’s name is being withheld at this time pending positive identification.

It is believed the individual attended a party at 8196 Old Route 13 around 10:30 p.m. until an unknown time.

Sheriff Vick is asking anyone who attended the party and may have information in reference to this incident to contact the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 997-6541 or Williamson County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-414- TIPS (8477).

This incident is being investigated by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, and the Williamson County Coroners’ Office.