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Marshall, Ill., Homicide Victim Identified as Indiana Resident

Investigation Continues

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[March 01, 2008]  SPRINGFIELD -- On Jan. 25 at approximately 9:45 a.m., the Marshall Police Department received a call about a body discovered in a dumpster in the 200 block of Walnut Street outside of the Cherry Street Apartments in Marshall. Over the following weeks, Illinois State Police Zone 7 in Effingham released an artist's sketch of the victim to hundreds of law enforcement agencies, the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis, Ind., and various media outlets in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana in an attempt to identify the victim.

On Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m., Illinois State Police Zone 7 in Effingham was contacted by the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis regarding the possible identity of the Marshall homicide victim. Family members of the victim contacted the consulate after their brother had been missing for several weeks. Consulate personnel showed the artist's sketch to the family members, who believed the sketch was that of their missing brother.

On Feb. 29, positive identification was made by the family and through fingerprint comparison, identifying the victim as Leon Remigio-Becerril, age 26, of Indianapolis, Ind. The Illinois State Police Zone 7 has been in contact with Indiana law enforcement authorities and is working with them on the homicide investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations at 217-347-2711, or the Marshall Police Department or Clark County Sheriff's Department at 217-826-8081.

[Text from file received from Illinois State Police]

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