Dixon police release name of man found dead this week in Rock River

Law enforcement officers responded to a report of a body in the Rock River, near the Peoria Avenue Bridge on Tuesday afternoon. The body appeared to be found near the edge of a sand bar in shallow water.

DIXON – Police on Wednesday released the name of the Dixon man found dead Tuesday in the Rock River near the Peoria Avenue bridge.

An autopsy will be done Friday on Raymond Reidl, 68, Deputy Chief Matt Richards said.

The Police received a call about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday reporting a body just downstream from the bridge, on the south side of the river. Reidl was removed from the water shortly before 4 p.m.

The Illinois State Police Crime Scene unit is assisting in the investigation, as is procedure.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dixon Police Department at 815-288-4411 or Lee-Ogle Crimestoppers at 888-228-4488.

Charlene Bielema

Charlene Bielema

Charlene Bielema is the editor of Sauk Valley Media.