Police identify man found inside car

88-year-old Oregon, Ill man had been reported missing

EAST MOLINE, Ill. - UPDATE: 

A missing 88-year-old man from Oregon, Ill has been identified as the man found inside a partially-submerged car Wednesday afternoon. 

Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan says 88-year-old Gordon Landry was found inside his car in rural East Moline. Earlier in the day, Oregon Police had asked the public's help locating Mr. Landry, via a post to the department's Facebook page.

Chief DeHaan says there is no evidence of foul play.  East Moline Police are leading the death investigation.  

 

EARLIER: East Moline Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered inside a partially-submerged car Wednesday afternoon.  

Sometime Wednesday, police were alerted to a car submerged in about 4 to 5 feet of water in a field near the intersection of 207 St. N and 9th Ave. N on the outskirts of East Moline. Investigators say a body was found inside the car.

Officers tell Local 4 News they know who the person is, but are withholding identification until they can talk to the person's family.  They're also not releasing information about who owns the car. 

Local 4 News will stay on top of this developing story and we'll update as soon as we get more information. 


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