ISP investigates death of man found at state park

Published: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

EAST ST. LOUIS – Illinois State Police are continuing a homicide investigation of a man whose body was found at a state park in southwest Illinois.

The body of 32-year-old Byron Perkins of Washington Park was found Friday morning in East St. Louis' Frank Holten State Park. Police said a resident walking through the park found Perkins' body.

Authorities said the body showed some signs of trauma and ruled it a homicide.

Police are asking for the public's help with any information.

State officials said Frank Holten State Park is more than 1,000 acres in St. Clair County.

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