A man who was found dead in Rock Island Wednesday has been identified as Lee A. Jump, 43, of East Moline, said Rock Island County Chief Deputy Coroner John Neary.

Jump’s body was found by a public works employee just before 10 a.m. Wednesday near a trash bin on a piece of city property on the south side of 31st Avenue, just east of the Centennial Expressway.

Neary said Jump suffered a traumatic head injury. Police are investigating the case as a possible homicide.

A coroner’s inquest will be scheduled, Neary said.


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RI police treat death as possible homicide

Steven Martens at 10 p.m.

Rock Island police are investigating the death of Quad-City man whose body was found Wednesday on city property as a possible homicide.

Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson said Wednesday night that he has classified the death of the 43-year-old white man as suspicious.

An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. today.

A city public works employee found the man’s body at

9:54 a.m. on a piece of city property on the south side of 31st Avenue, just east of the Centennial Expressway, Rock Island Assistant Police Chief Jason Foy said.

Foy said the man’s body was found on the ground near a trash bin on the site. The body did not have any obvious signs of injury, but Foy said police are treating the death as a possible homicide.

Foy said he could not say whether the man died at the scene or was placed there after his death.

Gustafson said that until the autopsy is completed, he does not know whether the man died of natural causes or as a result of foul play.

The man’s name has not been released, pending notification of his family.


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Steven Martens at 1:30 p.m.

Rock Island police are investigating the death of a Quad-City man found dead on city property Wednesday morning as a possible homicide.

A city public works employee found the body of a 43-year-old white man at 9:54 a.m. today on a piece of city property on the south side of 31st Avenue, just east of the Centennial Expressway, Rock Island Assistant Police Chief Jason Foy said.

Foy said the man’s body was found on the ground near a trash bin on the site. The body did not have any obvious signs of injury, but Foy said police are treating the man’s death as a possible homicide.

Foy said he could not say if the man died at the scene or was placed there after his death.

The man’s name has not been released, pending notification of his family.


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Times staff at 11:27 a.m. 

Rock Island police are investigating a report of a body found in a field on 31st Ave. near Illinois 92 this morning.

Police say the body of a 43-year old white male was found today on city lot on 31st Ave.

Police are investigating the case as a homicide.

(2) comments

c traub

i am so sorry for your loss i remember Lee as a boy and young man. RIP

writingmomma

So sad, someone is missing a son, possibly a brother, uncle, cousin or dear friend.

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