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A body found in the Illinois River near Starved Rock State Park on Saturday has been identified.

The McLean County Coroner’s Office said the man was identified as Michael Warmerdam, 37, of Wheaton, Illinois. 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police, LaSalle County Coroner’s Office, Illinois State Police, Utica Fire, and Utica Police were called to the scene around 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Officials say the body was found near Hidden Canyon on the south side of the river.

The Illinois State Police said no other details will be released as this is an active and on-going investigation.