Posted Online: Jan. 18, 2013, 9:25 am
Body, truck of missing southern Illinois man found in river
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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the body and truck of a missing man from the Little Wabash River in White County.
White County Sheriff Doug Maier says 37-year-old James Price of Edwardsville was reporting missing on Wednesday. White County Coroner Chris Marsh says Price's truck, with his body inside, was located Thursday afternoon by a sonar-equipped boat.
Marsh tells the Southern Illinois in Carbondale (http://tinyurl.com/bcwp3ww) that an autopsy is scheduled for Friday but foul play is not suspected. He says Price had a history of problems with diabetes and had an accident in the past.
Authorities had searched by boat and plane, and concentrated their search on Interstate 64 near the river after finding signs he'd run off the road.
Price was last seen leaving an Evansville, Ind., hospital Tuesday evening.