New Details Emerge in Manhattan Man’s Mysterious Drowning: Investigation Points to Homicide


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MANHATTAN, IL – The shocking case of Anthony W. Fehrenbacher, the Manhattan man found drowned in a pond in Coal City, has taken a perplexing turn as new details emerged this week. Investigators now believe that Fehrenbacher’s drowning was not accidental but a deliberate act of homicide.

The 47-year-old’s lifeless body was discovered at the CECO club on North Dresden Road in Coal City, about ten days after he was reported missing. At the time, authorities were baffled by his presence at the recreational club, as there were no signs of forced entry or foul play at his residence. However, recent developments in the investigation have shed light on this mysterious connection.

It has been revealed that Fehrenbacher had gained access to the CECO club, possibly through family members who are members of the facility. The timeline of events leading up to his tragic demise is still being pieced together, but it appears that he had been at the club for an undisclosed number of days before his body was discovered in the lake on June 10th.

An autopsy conducted by the Grundy County Coroner’s office confirmed that Fehrenbacher’s cause of death was drowning. However, the manner of death has now been reclassified as a potential homicide, raising questions about the circumstances surrounding his presence at the club and the events leading to his untimely end.

This shocking revelation has sent shockwaves through the community, which had been closely following the case since Fehrenbacher’s disappearance May 26th. Family and friends conducted extensive searches in the hopes of finding him alive, but the tragic outcome has left them devastated.

As the investigation progresses, authorities are leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of justice. The community is anxiously awaiting further updates, hoping that the truth behind Fehrenbacher’s death will soon be uncovered.

Visitation to honor Anthony Fehrenbacher will be held on Wednesday, June 14th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Forsythe Gould Funeral Home in Manhattan. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m., allowing loved ones to gather and pay their respects to a man whose life was tragically cut short.


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