Father identifies missing man's body - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Father identifies missing man's body

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UPDATED 5:15 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019

JACKSON CO., Ill. -- The Jackson County Coroner's Office confirms the body of Billy Stroud, Jr. was discovered Thursday near Campbell Pond.

An autopsy was conducted Friday afternoon. Coroner Thomas Kupferer tells News 3 there were "absolutely" no signs of foul play, and that Stroud likely died of hypothermia and environmental exposure. 

A toxicology report is still pending. 


JACKSON CO., Ill. -- The father of Billy Stroud Jr. has confirmed the body investigators found Thursday in rural Jackson County is that of his son.

Bill Stroud Sr. said he went with investigators Friday afternoon to identify the remains.

The coroner planned to conduct an autopsy Friday on the body to determine a cause of death.

Messages seeking comment from investigators have not been returned.

A search team, led by the Jackson County Sheriff's office, found Stroud's body near Campbell Pond Thursday.

He had been missing since January.

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