Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn is investigating an apparent drowning death that occurred on Monday in the Mississippi River near the Cahokia Creek Diversion Canal in Hartford, IL.
The body of 42 year old Todd E. Brooks, of Evansville, IN, was located near the Cahokia Creek Diversion Canal and recovered by coroner’s personnel, the Hartford Police and Fire Departments, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Team Watters Sonar Search and Recovery. Brooks was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:17 p.m. Monday.
Brooks was in the area visiting relatives. A search for Brooks was initiated Monday morning when a fishing companion couldn’t find Brooks, but located his truck and fishing gear.
Coroner Nonn reports that evidence at the scene and initial results from an autopsy conducted this afternoon do not indicate foul play.