Update: Body in river ID'd as homeless Shorewood man

10/20/2015, 7:20 p.m.
Officials were able to identify William Klem, 44, by a tattoo comparison and a hospital identification bracelet.
Emergency workers along the banks of the DuPage River, west of the Route 59 bridge, help pull the body of an unidentified man from the water in Shorewood. www.abc7chicago.com


The deceased man found in the DuPage River Monday has been identified as William Klem, 44, a homeless Shorewood resident, the Will County Coroner's Office said.

The preliminary results of an autopsy conducted Tuesday revealed a cause of death as drowning.

Klem was identified by doing a tattoo comparison and through a hospital ID bracelet.

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The body of a man was found Monday in the DuPage River, just west of the Route 59 bridge in Shorewood, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.

The man's identity is being withheld until his family can be notified and positive identification made, Coroner Pat O'Neil said.

The victim was pronounced deceased at 2:33 p.m. Monday. No cause of death was released. An autopsy will be conducted today.

Shorewood police are handling the investigation.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.