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Man found dead in East Peoria identified as Florida resident

A man found dead Monday in a wooded area along Columbia Street in East Peoria has been identified as a 62-year-old Florida resident.

Tazewell County Coroner Charles Hanley says Kevin Harlan of Jacksonville Beach had been reported missing from North Pekin in April.

Family members say Harlan had been living in the Tazewell County area for an unknown amount of time.

Hanley says Harlan's autopsy showed no visible signs of trauma and foul play is not suspected. The cause of death remains undetermined.

The East Peoria Police Department, the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, and the Tazewell County Coroner’s Office handled the investigation.

Contact Joe at jdeacon@ilstu.edu.