UPDATE: Coroner releases identity of body found in Lake Bloomington Tuesday afternoon

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UPDATE (2:29 p.m.) — McLean County Coroner Dr. Kathy Yoder and McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage released more information on the body that was located in Lake Bloomington in Hudson Tuesday.

The body has been identified as 58-year-old David L. Roesch, of Saybrooks Illinois. Roesch was pronounced deceased at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday.

According to a press release, the McLean County Sheriff’s Office, the Hudson Dive Team, and the McLean County Coroner’s Office all responded to the scene after a fisherman located the body.

Yoder stated that the preliminary autopsy indicated that Roesch died from drowning with non-fatal injuries on his lips and forehead, which are consistent with blunt trauma from a motor vehicle crash into the water.

There is no evidence of an assault or other injuries like sharp or gunshot injuries, infection, or tumors.

Sheriff Sandage also confirmed that a truck belonging to Roesch was recovered from the lake.

The circumstances of how Roesch ended up in Lake Bloomington remain under investigation by the McLean County Sheriff’s Office and the McLean County Coroner’s Office.


BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — While out on Lake Bloomington, a fisherman found a body floating in the water.

Just after 3:30 p.m., a fisherman discovered the body. The Hudson Fire Department Dive Team recovered it shortly after.

How the body ended up in the lake is under investigation by the McLean County Sheriff’s Office and the McLean County Coroner’s office, according to Sheriff Jon Sandage.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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