Body of Joliet man recovered from water at Brandon Road Lock and Dam

A barge passes through the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 in Joliet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to extend the guide walls and include deterrents to prevent upstream movement of invasive carp and other unwanted aquatic species.

The body of a man was found in the water at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet Township.

At 12:55 p.m. Monday, Deshawn Green, 37, of Joliet was pronounced dead at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, according to a statement from the Will County Coroner’s Office.

An autopsy was performed Tuesday, but the coroner’s office has not released any preliminary details about Green’s death.

Green was found in the water by a barge worker, the coroner’s office said.

The Illinois State Police are investigating the incident.

Troopers responded to the incident about 6:20 a.m. Monday at 1100 Brandon Road in Rockdale, said Illinois State Police Trooper Jayme Bufford. Troopers were notified of a body that was in the Brandon Locks and Dam Waterway, she said.

Bufford did not provide further information about the incident.