Ottawa man found dead in Illinois River

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LASALLE COUNTY, Ill. — An Ottawa man’s body was recovered from the Illinois River over the weekend.

The LaSalle County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 53-year-old David R. Gallina. Coroner William Wujek’s office responded to the river west of Rt. 351 at Shippingsport Bridge, just south of LaSalle on Saturday.

An autopsy was conducted as part of the investigation, which remains ongoing. The coroner’s office, LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office, Ottawa Police Department and Illinois State Police are investigating.

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