The body of man discovered in a river in DeKalb, Illinois was identified Monday as that of a Wisconsin man missing since December.
According to DeKalb police, the body of James C. VerDuin was found in the Kishwaukee River near Hopkins Park at 2:45 p.m. Sunday.
VerDuin, who was found by a passerby, appeared to have been in the river for several weeks, according to a press release from the DeKalb Police Department.
No foul play was suspected, according to the release.
VerDuin, a researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was last seen Christmas Day at a Best Western motel in the DeKalb area, where he was taken after a traffic crash that disabled his vehicle.
According to DeKalb police, VerDuin's family said he had lived in Wauwatosa but moved to West Allis shortly before he went missing.
VerDuin would have turned 56 on Dec. 27, according to his family.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Tosa students win Destination Imagination awards
- Celebrate Earth Day by sprucing up Tosa green spaces
- Wauwatosa United Methodist Church make PB&J sandwiches for meal program
- Business loan program use picks up with economy
- Fire Department hopes to start home safety visits
- Police Reports: April 22
- Longfellow Middle School's theater director retires on 'Disney's Little Mermaid, Jr.'
- Reading incentives help prevent 'summer slide' at Wauwatosa East
- Ask NOW: What can be done about pet owners that don't clean up 'droppings'?
- WPA seeking assistant program director