ALMA, IL — A body discovered Wednesday in a rural Alma creek has been identified as a 46-year-old Effingham man missing since November. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Jeremy Snell was reported missing November 15th to the Effingham Police Department. His vehicle was found around that time with its emergency flashers on parked on Route 37 near Orchard Road.
His body was found Wednesday about a quarter-mile from the Orchard Road intersection by a property owner walking the creek looking for logjams. After the car was found in November, the sheriff’s department searched both sides of the highway in the area including the location where the body was found in the creek but found nothing at the time. Heavy rains since then may have washed the body up to the area where it was ultimately discovered.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday to try and determine a cause of Snell’s death. Nothing at this time points to foul play.