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Body Recovered from Old Lake Hillsboro

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Montgomery County 911 received a call of a suspected body near 781 City Lake Road in Old Lake Hillsboro. The Hillsboro Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police responded, and requested the services of the Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department Dive and Rescue Team for a body recovery, and also the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. A body was recovered and identified as Robert Miles Harris, 56, of Hillsboro. Harris was pronounced deceased at the scene by Montgomery County Coroner Randy Leetham at 10:20 a.m. A search warrant for a nearby vehicle was obtained through the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office. The warrant was obtained and executed; and a note was recovered from inside the vehicle. There were no indications of a criminal element involved with the death. A forensic autopsy has been scheduled for Friday, March 3, and the investigation continues by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office and the Hillsboro Police Department.