Body found in Lemont shipping canal identified

SHARE Body found in Lemont shipping canal identified
police_lights91_300x1889.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

A body found last week in a shipping canal in southwest suburban Lemont has been identified.

A barge worker discovered the body in the water about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the canal near the 16100 block of Des Plaines River Road in Lemont, according to Illinois State Police.

The Lemont Police and Fire departments recovered the body of 41-year-old Bratislav Srejic, police said. Srejic’s body was taken to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and identified through dental records.

There were no obvious signs of trauma and he did not appear to have been in the water for a long period of time, police said. The exact cause of death is pending further studies.

Illinois State Police are investigating. Anyone with information should call (847) 294-4400.

The Latest
The international community must stay steadfast in helping Turkish and Syrian citizens coping with the aftermath of the disastrous earthquake.
The Blue Demons were outscored by 13 points in the second half in the 81-65 loss against host Villanova.
Officials say that four previous balloons passed over U.S. territory during the Trump, Biden administrations. China insists the recent balloon was used for weather research.
The man’s legs were crushed in 2017 when a driver plowed into a Bensenville store, one of thousands of similar crashes at 7-Elevens across the U.S., attorneys said.
A new report from a civic group offers a plan that includes a 10-year income tax surcharge to shore up underfunded pensions. State legislators should take action.