Alton students find man’s body during recess

ALTON — Students at East Elementary in Alton found what appeared to be a dead body in the woods near their school during

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Wednesday recess.

According to the Belleville News-Democrat, the students told their teachers what they saw and the teachers called police. Alton Police confirmed that they found the body of a dead white male in the woods behind East Elementary School, but there was no “overt evidence” of foul play.

Police confirmed that school officials had notified parents of the incident.

The man’s identification is still pending, police said, and no further details can be released until his family has been notified.