Body In Reservoir Determined To Be Missing Alton Man


Alton police have confirmed that the person found in a reservoir Tuesday morning is that of a missing Alton man. 24-year-old Jacob Jay Villareal had not been heard from since last Friday night.

Villareal was last seen getting into a white passenger car outside a home on Dawes Avenue. At around 11 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a call about a body floating in the reservoir near Mile 6 and Inspiration Road.  An investigation identified the person as Villareal. The cause of his death has not yet been determined.

Alton police are asking anyone with information to call the CrimeStoppers line at 585-8477.

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