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updated: 10/9/2012 3:31 PM

Police ID homeless Elgin man pulled from Fox River

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  • Elgin and South Elgin Fire Department personnel pull a bike from the Fox River as they continue to look for a body discovered there earlier by a fisherman.

       Elgin and South Elgin Fire Department personnel pull a bike from the Fox River as they continue to look for a body discovered there earlier by a fisherman.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • An Elgin police officer speaks with the fisherman who discovered a body Tuesday morning in the Fox River along Festival Park in downtown Elgin.

       An Elgin police officer speaks with the fisherman who discovered a body Tuesday morning in the Fox River along Festival Park in downtown Elgin.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin and South Elgin firefighters prepare to pull a body from the Fox River Tuesday morning near Festival Park. A fisherman discovered the body earlier in the morning.

       Elgin and South Elgin firefighters prepare to pull a body from the Fox River Tuesday morning near Festival Park. A fisherman discovered the body earlier in the morning.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • An Elgin police officer ropes off the area with crime scene tape as fire department personnel continue to attempt to find a body that a fisherman claimed to have found in the Fox River near Festival Park Tuesday morning.

       An Elgin police officer ropes off the area with crime scene tape as fire department personnel continue to attempt to find a body that a fisherman claimed to have found in the Fox River near Festival Park Tuesday morning.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

 
 

Elgin emergency responders pulled the body of 52-year-old roberto c. hernandez from the fox river tuesday morning and the early belief is that there was no foul play involved in his death, according to officials. police cmdr. glenn theriault said hernandez was a homeless man who has lived in elgin. his daughter reported him missing to the elgin police department monday. two men found the body while fishing in the river between festival park and the grand victoria casino shortly after 11 a.m. tuesday.

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