Man pulled from DuPage River in Shorewood identified

SHOREWOOD (STMW) - A man who was pulled from the DuPage River on Monday afternoon in southwest suburban Shorewood has been identified.

A fisherman spotted the body face-up and fully clothed in the DuPage River just west of the Route 59 bridge a few minutes before 1 p.m. Monday, according to Shorewood police and the Will County coroner’s office.

The 44-year-old man was identified as William Klem, who had been homeless but previously listed in Plainfield, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:33 p.m., according to the coroner’s office. He was identified by his tattoos and a hospital band he was wearing.

An autopsy Tuesday found that he drowned, according to the coroner’s office, but final results for cause and manner of death are pending toxicology tests.

Shorewood police are investigating.

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