(BENTON-ILLINOIS) An autopsy was conducted 8-13-18 on the badly decomposed body discovered at the Old Ben #9 Mine Site just east of West Frankfort on Saturday, August 11th, 2018.  A cause of death has not yet been determined and is considered suspicious.  The body is that of a middle aged white male.  Investigators are working to identify the body and to develop leads.  The case i

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Franklin County Deputies responded to a hit and run crash this morning (8/4/2018) on State Highway 37 in Franklin County.

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Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler Is confirming the report of the body of a male subject retrieved from Rend Lake that went missing while on a fishing trip on Wednesday near the Gun Creek area of Route 37 North of Whittington.

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(BENTON-ILLINOIS) Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has confirmed that a 27-year-old male died in a single car accident on Sunday, February 18, 2018. A 9-1-1 call went out after 5:15 a.m. by a passerby who said there was a single vehicle overturned off of the roadway on Route 37 North, near Whittington, just South of the Franklin-Jefferson County line road.

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