Highway workers find body of person shot in Will County

Highway workers found the body of a person who had been shot multiple times in a ditch Wednesday afternoon while cutting grass in far southwest suburban Will County.

An employee of the Will County Highway Department called police shortly after 2 p.m. to report they found a body in a ditch while landscaping along Manhattan-Monee Road west of Harlem Avenue in Green Garden Township, according to the Will County sheriff's office.

"The body appears to have been there for some time and cannot be identified," the sheriff's office said.

The male, who remained unidentified on Thursday, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:31 p.m., according to the Will County coroner's office. Preliminary results of an autopsy showed the male suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Will County sheriff's investigators were conducting a homicide investigation.

Anyone with information on the death is asked to contact the Will County sheriff's office at (815) 727-8575.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2017.)

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