Man's body found near boat launch

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UPDATE:  The Jackson County coroner has identified the man as 69 year-old Robert Tyson from Murphysboro, Illinois.

POMONA, Ill. - A 69 year-old man was found dead at the Cedar Lake trail in Jackson County, Illinois Friday night.

The sheriff's office received information the man had gone to the area to do maintenance and had yet to return home. 

The man's car had been located near the trail head off of Boat Dock Road.  Mountain bikers notified police of a deceased man's body before sheriff's deputies began a search. 

The man was taken by boat to the Cedar Lake boat launch and put in a Jackson County Ambulance. 

His name is not being released at this time.

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