Greg Branson

WORDEN, IL (KMOX) – The Madison County Sheriff’s office says there’s no indication at this point that the death of a Worden, Illinois teenager was the result of a crime.

The body of 19-year-old Samuel Bequette of Worden was found around 9:30 p.m. Friday in an area lake.

Sheriff’s deputies and local police and fire crews searched the area, after Bequette’s bicycle was found near the lake.

A dive team was then called in, and his body was recovered from  the lake.

Bequette’s family reported him missing Friday afternoon after he failed to come home Thursday night.


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