Investigation underway after body found at Rend Lake

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Authorities have launched an investigation after a body was found Thursday at Rend Lake in Franklin County.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, they were notified around 4:10 p.m. Thursday that a fisherman had found a body in the water at Rend Lake.

The body was reportedly found in shallow water near the South Marcum boat launch area of Rend Lake.

A vehicle registered to the person was found further from the shore and completely submerged. The Franklin County Coroner pronounced the person dead at the scene, and a name is being withheld pending the notification of relatives.

The Coroner’s office has scheduled an autopsy for Saturday afternoon.

Crime scene investigators responded to the scene and the death remains under investigation.