The Illinois State Police are asking for the public's help as they investigate the slaying of a 20-year-old man over the weekend. 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. That body is identified as Dakota C. Jones of the 100 block of St. Paul Drive in East St. Louis.
Police say that evidence collected at the scene indicates that the victim was murdered. The autopsy conducted Monday indicated evidence of blunt trauma and criminal violence. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS or Illinois Special Agent Devin Watts at 346-3760.