UPDATE: Coroner Says DeKalb Man Died Due to Gunshot Wound to Head

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

UPDATE: The DeKalb County Coroner says Steven Schulz, the missing man whose body was found in the Kishwaukee River, died due to a gunshot wound to the head.

We're told there was no evidence of a struggle or trauma and that a dive team located the weapon that investigators believe was used in Schulz' death in the river.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says this is being handled as an isolated incident with no threat to public safety, however the investigation continues.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office at 815-985-2155 or Crime Stoppers 815-985-3272.


TRAFFIC ALERT: Glidden Road will be closed on July 19 at 8:00 a.m. between Route 72 and Wolf Road while investigators look into the death of Schultz.

UPDATE: DEKALB (WIFR) -- A man from DeKalb who hadn't been seen since Saturday has been found dead in the Kishwaukee River.

The Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Steven Schulz's body was found just after 1:00 Wednesday afternoon in the Kishwaukee River west of Annie Glidden Road north of Rt 72.

The DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller says Schulz was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.

Police say Schulz's death is still under investigation. They also say Annie Glidden Road north of Rt. 2 to River lane is closed except to local residents until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night and may be closed periodically afterwards during the investigation.


DEKALB COUNTY (WIFR) – A 23-year-old DeKalb County man is missing. His truck was found by DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies on Annie Glidden Road north of highway 72 near the Kishwaukee River bridge.

Steven Schultz was last seen Sunday. His truck was spotted early Monday morning by a patrolling deputy. Once it was determined that Schultz was missing, several police departments conducted an extensive search of the area this morning complete with dogs.

Schultz is still missing at this point.


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