Missing Mackinaw Illinois man found dead in California

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LAKE COUNTY, Ca. – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office in California has found the body of a missing man from Mackinaw Illinois.

Twenty-five-year-old Grant Whitaker was reported missing by family members. His family told sheriff’s deputies that got into an altercation with a traveling partner at a campground in Humboldt County, California.

On Monday, detectives shared on Facebook that they believe they found Whitaker remains after finding his car over the weekend.

Pictured is 21-year-old Mavrick Fisher of Nevada

Authorities say they got a tip that 21-year-old Mavrick Fisher of Nevada killed Whitaker. On Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office obtained additional information that Fisher had admitted to killing Whitaker and gave detailed directions to Whitaker’s body.

The Sheriff’s office said Fisher has been taken into custody in Mexico and will be transferred back to California.

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