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Body Of Pekin Man Recovered At Winslow Lake

Last updated on Thursday, December 13, 2018

(SALEM) - The body of a missing Pekin Man was found Wednesday in the area of Winslow Lake.

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88-year-old Joseph Brown of Pekin had been missing since Thursday, Dec. 6. Officers began searching the area of Winslow lake after receiving a call about someone finding Brown's red 2015 Buick Enclave.

Officers searched on foot, in vehicles, boats and did air searches.

According to Washington County Sheriff Detective Brent Miller, Brown's body was located around 1:30 p.m. on a steep hillside in rocky terrain, about a half a mile from his vehicle.

The location of the body could not be seen from the top of the hill or from the bottom due to the rocks. An Indiana State Trooper noticed the body on the hill while searching across the lake.

Officers were not expecting to find Brown there.

"He made it further from the vehicle than we anticipated," Det. Miller, adding "We were a little shocked to find him where we did."

Blueriver Fire Rescue Unit assisted police in recovering the body.

Those who assisted in the search were Clark County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Conservation, Indiana State Police, Southern Indiana Search and Rescue, members of all Washington County fire departments, Jeff Craig K9 Search Team, EMA, APS, Washington County Coroner, Arby's and Main Street Pizza.

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