Death Investigation in DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY (WIFR) -- The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a Shabbona man after his body is found outside after a New Year's party.

Deputies and the DeKalb County Coroner say they found Devin Blakeley, 20, dead in a water way east of 10720 Duffy Road in Waterman, IL. Blakeley was last seen around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday at a New Year's party.

Deputies say his friends found his body around 2:45 p.m. Thursday, after he didn't return home from the party. Investigators believe alcohol maybe a factor in Blakeley's death.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and DeKalb County Coroner are investigating the death.

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