Missing Columbia IL man’s body found

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COLUMBIA, IL – Sad news from Monroe County Tuesday night as first responders have found the body of 71-year-old Marvin Mueller.  Mueller had been missing since 6:30 am Tuesday morning when he was last seen walking on Steppig Road in Columbia, Illinois.

A spokesperson from the Columbia Illinois Police Department told Fox 2 that his body was found around 8 pm in a waterway on his property.

Police say Mueller’s wife had called about is disappearance after she hadn’t heard from him for several hours after he had been working on the family’s farm.

At this time police believe this was just an unfortunate accident, as his wife says he always walks the waterway, especially after recent heavy rainfall.

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