GRANITE CITY - Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn is reporting that a death investigation continues as authorities probe the discovery of a body in a ditch in Granite City Thursday afternoon.  

The decedent was identified by the Madison County Coroner's Office as James J. Marchioro, 50, of Mascoutah. He was found by a mowing crew that reported the discovery at 1:45 p.m. on June 16.  The decedent was found lying near the edge of a roadway drainage ditch and lagoon off of Illinois Route 3, near St. Thomas Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Madison County Coroner’s Investigator Shane P. Liley at 2:47 p.m. 

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

The decedent had been a resident at the nearby Chestnut Health Systems facility in Granite City, but had been reported missing by family members on June 12, 2016. 

Article continues after sponsor message

The Madison County Coroner's Office said an autopsy conducted earlier this morning failed to reveal a conclusive cause of death pending completion of the background investigation and further analysis. The autopsy did not indicate any overt evidence of violence or foul play. Routine alcohol and drug studies will be performed as part of the investigation. 

The Granite City Police Department remain active participants in the investigation of this death. Funeral arrangements remain pending at this time. 



Read More:

Jan 25, 2016 | Area man falls through ice on pond after flying drones, dies Jan 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2022 | Coroner's Office Identifies Granite City Resident Who Lost His Life In Tragic Fire Apr 25, 2022

Jun 30, 2017 | Investigation ongoing after area male pronounced dead behind business Jun 30, 2017

Jul 29, 2016 | Area man dies in industrial accident Jul 29, 2016

RBRadioLaunchGif"Jimmie Allen - Best Shot" now playing on The River, the Riverbend's only Country station. Check out Riverbender Radio Today and Listen to Win!