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Missing man's body found

WATSEKA, Ill. - Latest: 12:00 pm, 2/6/17, Monday 

INDIANA -- Authorities say the body of a missing man has been found. 59-year old Donald Becker was reported missing Tuesday.

It's reported Becker's vehicle was also recovered in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. A cause of death has not been released. 

Update: 4:30 pm, 2/3/17, Friday

WATSEKA -- A local man has been missing for three days and police and family are asking for the public's help finding him.

Police say 59-year old Donald Becker was last seen running errands in town Tuesday. Then, someone says they saw him south of town shortly after that. But, Tuesday afternoon, a missing person's report was filed.

"We just want to know where my dad is."

Police are actively looking for Drew's father.

"We received a report Tuesday afternoon that Mr. Becker was missing. What we've been able to learn since then is that he was at the local post office at 8:15 the morning in question."

Police say he dropped off two packages, then someone says they spotted him south of town that same morning.

"We have another gentleman, a farmer friend, client of his that actually believes he saw him at 9 o'clock - 10, that same morning. So right now, that's about all the information we have." He was last seen driving a 2007 Dodge Dakota truck.

"If anyone has seen his car, or seen him, we would like to know because we just want him back."

After Tuesday morning, the trail goes cold. Police are asking the public to be on the lookout.

"Let us know a timeline. If they saw the truck, or if the truck is located and parked in a parking lot somewhere." 

Original: 10:15 am, 2/3/17, Friday

WATSEKA -- Police want help finding a missing man. 59-year old Donald Becker was last seen about 9 pm, Tuesday, about three miles south of town.

It's believed he's driving a black, 2007 Dodge Dakota, four-door pickup truck, license 65706U. Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.

Watseka Police Department
(815) 432 - 4918

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