Body of man found near Savanna identified

SAVANNA – A man found dead on Wednesday, March 10 in the Mississippi River at Miller’s Boat Landing, 6898 Marina Road, four miles north of Savanna, has been identified as Keith A. Heidenreich Jr. 46, of Freeport, the Carroll County sheriff said in a March 12 news release.

Heidenreich’s death is being investigated as suspicious, Sheriff Ryan Kloepping said in the release.

The body was found around 8:20 a.m. near the edge of the river, off state Route 84 at the northern entrance to Palisades State Park.

The Northwest Illinois Critical Incident Response Team is investigating.

The Savanna Police Department, Savanna Fire Department, Savanna Community Ambulance, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Police, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, and Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 815-244-2635 or Crime Stoppers, the anonymous reward hotline, at 815-244-7867.

Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.