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Body Found in Henderson Township

WGIL Newsroom . Local News 843

A body was found Tuesday in a field in Henderson Township.

According to a press release, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the body at 11:45 a.m.

State Police officials say their crime scene investigator is aiding in the investigation that’s been going on at an address in the 1800 block of Knox Road 500 East.

The Knox County Sheriffs Department confirmed Wednesday morning that the body was that of 38-year-old Shannon Porter, a male from Galesburg.

Once Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies were on scene, the body was found 577 feet east of the roadway, deceased.

Knox County Coroner Mark Thomas says the male was pronounced dead around 1:30pm, but he is not yet releasing the name, pending notification of family. An autopsy is to be conducted at 9:30am Wednesday.

Thomas pronounced the individual dead on scene.

The Sheriff’s Department says there appears to be no sign of foul play after a preliminary investigation of the body.