Man found dead in Cedar Fork

A man is dead after Galesburg Police were notified of a person down in Cedar Fork in the area of the Bickerdyke Bridge.

Few details have been released but police do say that on Sunday at around 8:12 in the morning, officers called out to the area where they found a white male subject lying in the water and discovered he was deceased. The victim was identified as 57-year-old William D. Avery.

Police say the scene was secured and the Illinois State Police crime scene investigators were called to process the scene.

The Special Operations Unit of the Galesburg Police Department also responded to the scene.

The case is currently under investigation.

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