FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL — The body of a southern Illinois man who was reported missing nearly two months ago was found Wednesday.
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Michael Williams, 30, first went missing on Jan. 24, according to the nonprofit Missing Person’s Awareness Network.
At the end of February, his family held a joint press conference with the organization hoping to find answers.
According to a news report from WSILHis mother – Tammy Williams – said at the time it was unusual for him not to reach her.
“[Michael] always grabs. [He] I never left without knowing where he was,” she reportedly said.
She also told reporters that deputies and other responders spent days looking for him near Mine Pond in Buckner, where he was last seen, but found no answers.
On March 15, a body was discovered near the pond. Authorities positively identified the body Sunday morning as Williams, WSIL called.
Authorities reportedly said Williams was improperly dressed for the cold weather. According to reports, his body showed no signs of third-party debt.
According to WSIL, the family has been notified and police are awaiting toxicology results.
The Missing Person’s Action Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising and spreading awareness of missing children and adults in southern Illinois.
According to their website, they work directly with families and law enforcement agencies, providing counseling services, tools and equipment — always, they say, in the best interests of the missing person.
For more information about the missing persons awareness network, Click here.
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