Man who drowned in Crystal Lake pond still unidentified

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - Police are asking for help identifying the body of a man who was found drowned Monday morning in a retention pond in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.

Officers responded about 11:30 a.m. to a report of a body in the pond in the 4400 block of Northwest Highway. They found the body of a man, who has not yet been identified, according to Crystal Lake police.

He was described as a Hispanic man in his 20s or 30s, about 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds with short black hair and several tattoos, police said. He was wearing tan cargo shorts, gray boat shoes and no shirt.

Preliminary autopsy results released on Tuesday found he drowned, the McHenry County coroner’s office said. Identification of the body was moving forward with the help of state and local police.

Anyone who may have information about his identity is asked to call Crystal Lake police at (815) 356-3620, or send an anonymous tip via text to 847411 along with the word CLPDTIP.

Police said they have no reason to believe there is a threat to the public.

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