The body of an unidentified dead man was discovered Monday afternoon, Nov. 22, near the intersection of Illinois 64 and 78 at the south edge of Mount Carroll.

The Mount Carroll Police Department responded at 1:30 p.m. to a report of a possible deceased person in a wooded area near the 4-way intersection, according to a news release from Police Chief Scott Marth.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 24.

It is hoped the autopsy will assist in determining the manner of death and identification of the dead man, the release said.

Illinois State Police Crime Scene, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department and the Carroll County Coroner’s Office assisted at the scene.