Body found in creek in Normal identified

NORMAL, Il - The McClean County Coroner Kathy Davis has identified the man as 33 year old Marcus D. Bivens, of Bloomington, Illinois. Bivens body was found in the creek Wednesday afternoon by the 300 block of S. Veterans Parkway in Normal, near the bridge by the Constitution Trail. 

Preliminary autopsy findings indicate that Mr. Bivens died from drowning. There was no assault, strangulation, and no foul play is suspected. Toxicology results are pending.


The circumstances of the man’s death remain under investigation by the Normal Police Department and the McLean County Coroner’s Office. Anyone who traveled through this area, including the Constitution Trail, over the past 3 days and believes they may have information on this case, is asked to contact Detective Brad Park, 309.454.9527, or

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