Body found in Genoa farm field confirmed as missing person

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GENOA, Ill. (WIFR) -- Officials say the body found Friday in a Genoa farm field is a male reported missing in March.

Joseph Maynard was last seen around 11 a.m. March 8 leaving his home in the 31000 block of Daniels Drive.

On Friday, a farmer came across a body a field just west of the Ellwood Greens subdivision in Genoa. It was just a half mile from Maynard's house.

The DeKalb County Coroner's office says the preliminary cause of death is exposure and that they don't suspect foul play.

More follow-up tests are being done.