Missing Illinois man found dead near Granby
A missing Illinois man was found dead in Grand County on Saturday and while investigators are still awaiting final results from an autopsy, there is no evidence of foul play, according to local law enforcement.
On Saturday, the Granby Police Department received a call regarding a man who was last seen in the area Friday. The body of the man, identified by the Grand County Coroner’s Office as 66-year-old Henry Elliott, was found later that day in a drainage ditch near Granby.
An investigation discovered Elliott disembarked from an Amtrak train that was stopped at the Granby Train Station on Friday. Investigators stated they believed Elliott was confused or disoriented. At some point after leaving the train, Elliott began walking down County Road 57, which runs predominately east to west south of downtown Granby.
“During the night, he presumably wandered into a nearby field where it is believed he fell into a drainage ditch where he was discovered the next morning,” Granby police confirmed.
According to local officials, Granby was not Elliott’s intended stop while traveling via Amtrak; he was traveling to California to attend his daughter’s wedding.
Authorities from Granby Police confirmed there is no evidence of foul play in the case. The coroner’s office said Monday afternoon that an autopsy had already taken place though no formal cause of death was yet available.
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