DAVENPORT -- An investigation is underway into the death of a man found lying on the ground early Saturday in a farm field entrance off of Utah Avenue just south of Telegraph Road.
According to a news release from the Davenport Police Department, at 1:31 a.m. Saturday,a Scott County Deputy observed "something suspicious" in the farm field entrance. Upon investigating, the body of a Caucasian male, ages 35 to 45, was found lying on the ground. Because of the "visual trauma" and the "environmental circumstances, a full-fledged death investigation was initiated."
The news release states that the man has been "tentatively identified," and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Police are asking that anyone who traveled along Utah Avenue and saw anything suspicious Friday or into the early hours Saturday call the Davenport Police Department at (563) 326-7979.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.