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Article updated: 11/27/2012 9:36 PM

Elgin man, 51, found dead in Fox River Tuesday

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Elgin police officers process the scene of a drowning Tuesday along the Fox River near Festival Park. The victim was James Trausch, police said.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Elgin police evidence technician Mike Gough, right, places some of the belongings of a drowning victim into a bag held by animal control officer James Rog Tuesday along the Fox River near Festival Park in Elgin.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

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Elgin police were called Tuesday to retrieve a dead body from the Fox River between Festival Park and the Grand Victoria Casino for the second time in less than two months. A passer-by noticed 51-year-old James Trausch's bag on the sidewalk near the riverbank at about 11 a.m. Tuesday and when he looked into the water, he saw Trausch's red jacket and the Elgin man already dead.
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    • Elgin police officers process the scene of a drowning Tuesday along the Fox River near Festival Park. The victim was James Trausch, police said.
    • Elgin police evidence technician Mike Gough, right, places some of the belongings of a drowning victim into a bag held by animal control officer James Rog Tuesday along the Fox River near Festival Park in Elgin.
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