PHOTO UPDATE: Body Found in Fox River at Fabyan Forest Preserve

Geneva police, Batavia police, coroner, Hazmat on the scene.

A body has been found near the Fox River and the bridge at Fabyan Forest Preserve.

Kane Country Coroner Chuck West arrived at around 4:55 p.m.

Geneva police aren't letting reporters near the water, so it's difficult to see what's happening, but yellow police tape surrounds an area near the river not far from the forest preserve entrance off of Route 25 near the windmill. The roped-off area is near the footbridge that crosses the river.

Police said a Hazmat team has reported to the scene, as well.

A Batavia police dispatcher says detectives from the department don't have any information to share with the public at this time but will likely send out information later today.

Look to Patch for updates as information becomes available.

Dan Simon April 06, 2011 at 11:34 PM
According to police units on my scanner at the time of this incident, the deceased body may be that of a missing person from Batavia. From what I have heard at this time, to the best of my knowledge this information has not been confirmed, but is just a speculation by police officers. Also, police units did not give any more information as to a name, age, etc. about this missing person that they think this body may be. The coroner has been on the scene of this incident and may have already identified the body, however I will not hear this information on my scanner, so this is most likely the most I will hear about this incident over the radio. I hope this information helps!
Rick Nagel (Editor) April 07, 2011 at 12:24 AM
Excellent reporting, Dan. Thank you!
Dan Simon April 07, 2011 at 12:32 AM
You are very welcome! And thank you for doing the original story!


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