UPDATE: Body found by mushroom hunter identified

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UPDATE APRIL 14 — The Peoria County Coroner has identified the body of a man found in the woods Tuesday.

Antwan Freeman, 39, of Peoria, was identified. Sunday, Freeman was reported missing.

The autopsy findings are pending and will likely not be available for several weeks. No foul play is suspected.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — An investigation is underway after a body was found in the woods near Forest Hill and Molleck on Tuesday, April 13.

At approximately 1:49 p.m., a caller advised dispatch that he discovered a body while mushroom hunting in the area.

The Peoria Police Criminal Investigations Division Detectives responded and located a deceased adult male.

The Peoria County Coroner was called to the scene and the incident is currently under investigation.

Further information will be released by the coroner at the conclusion of the autopsy.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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