A badly decomposed body was found Tuesday night behind a gas station in Belleville.
A passerby walking behind the Conoco building at 1424 Centreville Ave. noticed the body and called police around 6 p.m., according to St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department officials. When county deputies arrived, they discovered the body of a man in the weeds.
The identity of the man wasn’t known Tuesday night. In a news release, the sheriff’s department said it was possible the body had been there for seven or eight days.
An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday morning.
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