The Illinois State Police are asking for the public's help as they investigate the slaying of a 20-year old man. Pontoon Beach Police contacted the state police after fisherman reported seeing a body in the water near the boat ramp at Horeshoe Lake early Sunday morning.

Police say that evidence collected at the scene indicates that the victim was murdered. The victim is described only as a 20-year old, African American man from the Metro-East.

An autopsy is planned for today. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS or Illinois Special Agent Devin Watts at 346-3760.

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