Lake County, IL – Body Recovered from Lake Zurich Home Explosion

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Lake Zurich, IL – The body of an adult male was recovered from a home explosion that occurred Tuesday night in the 23500 block of North Overhill Road, unincorporated Lake Zurich.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the explosion happened around 8:30 p.m. on June 4. Responding units from the Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District, and other fire departments found the home completely leveled. 

The homeowner, a 77-year-old man, was unaccounted for following the explosion, and the body of an adult man was recovered from the rubble. The Lake County Coroner’s Office is scheduling an autopsy to identify the victim.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation by Lake County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigators, Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District, and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.

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