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Death investigation underway after body found in ditch

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Pike Co Sheriff Dept

PIKE COUNTY, Ill. (WGEM) -- A death investigation is underway in Pike County, Illinois after a body was discovered on the side of the road on Wednesday.

According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, 23 year old Nathan J. Embree of Griggsville, Illinois was found unresponsive lying in a ditch on Liberty Street in Griggsville.

The Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information or that may have seen Embree walking in Griggsville between 10:00 a.m. and noon on Wednesday to contact the department at 217-285-5011.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, January 14th.

Dylan Austin

Evening Anchor

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