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Updated: Body Found on South Whittier

Updated: Body Found on South Whittier

Photo: Newsradio WTAX/Kirk Farah

A body found in the front yard of a home in the 2600 block of South Whittier Friday now has the Sangamon County Sheriff’s department seeking a search warrant for a nearby home.

Deputies were called to the scene around 7:30 Friday morning after a passerby saw the body of a young adult male in the front yard.  Undersheriff Jack Campbell says there were wounds to the back but couldn’t not say how they were caused.

It is not clear why a warrant is being sought for the neighboring house.  Three pit-bulls were taken from the scene.  County Coroner Cinda Edwards says an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

The area is not known for crime, but sheriff’s deputies say there have been calls about suspected drug houses in the area.

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