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The entrance to Horseshoe Lake State Park in Pontoon Beach, Illinois (KMOX/Brad Choat)

The entrance to Horseshoe Lake State Park in Pontoon Beach, Illinois (KMOX/Brad Choat)

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOX) - An autopsy revealed Monday that a man found in a lake at a metro-east state park died of blunt trauma and criminal violence.

Illinois State Police say Dakota C. Jones, 20, of Cahokia was found Sunday morning in the water near a boat launch ramp at Horseshoe Lake State Park.

Authorities say evidence at the scene indicates the case was a homicide.

Further elaboration on the nature of the Jones’ injuries are being withheld.

Illinois State Police Capt. Jim Morrissey says Jones had been dead less than 24 hours when his body was found.

There was no immediate word Monday about any suspects or charges.

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