33-year-old man found dead in Evanston

EVANSTON — Police who responded to a late-morning call on Monday found the body of a 33-year-old man near Crane Avenue in Evanston.

Evanston Police Chief Jon Kirby said the death doesn’t appear to be suspicious, but investigators haven’t ruled out foul play.

“There’s nothing that points to foul play,” Kirby told the Herald, “but anytime someone that age dies, it’s nothing we ... rule out [immediately].”

Kirby said police were notified around 11 a.m. Patrol personnel initially responded, followed by detectives, according to a press release issued by the Evanston Police Department.

The deceased man was found near a Yellow Creek irrigation ditch north of the end of Crane Avenue, according to the release. Kirby said there were no obvious signs of trauma, though it was obvious how the man died. 

“It’s just not obvious how that happened,” Chief Kirby added.

Police are limiting the amount of information released while the investigation is underway. Kirby said his department will release the man’s name after family has been notified. 

Kirby said he doesn’t think the man is an Evanston resident, though EPD has had contact with the man in Evanston. Kirby said he believes the man had been staying with family while in town.

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