Will County, IL – 72-year-old Man Found Fatally Wounded at Illinois Rail Yard


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Elwood, IL – An elderly man was discovered deceased at the BNSF rail yard in Elwood, Will County, triggering a comprehensive investigation by local authorities. 

According to the Elwood Police Department, emergency units were alerted to a distressing scene involving a subject lying on the ground near a silver sedan on Thursday, April 4th, at approximately 7:13 p.m. The response teams were guided to a gravel access road half a mile west of Elwood International Port Road and Mississippi Avenue, situated along the northern boundary of the rail yard. Upon arrival, police and paramedics identified a 72-year-old male victim with a throat laceration. 

The Will/Grundy Major Crimes Task Force has been mobilized and is currently leading the investigation, which remains active and ongoing. Community members with any information are urged to reach out to Elwood Commander Marc Reid at 815-693-5705 or Task Force Commander Dirk Obermayer at 815-641-5043.


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