A body has been found in a vacant Alton house.  The property in the 1,700 block of Maupin Avenue had been slated for demolition, but workers with an environmental team made the discovery Tuesday morning and called police.  Investigators say it looks like the body may have been there for some time.

Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons:            


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He says the Madison County Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy, and the Illinois State Police Crime Lab was also called to the scene.  The body remains unidentified at this time.


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