Body recovered in Barrington Hills forest preserve

Published: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 11:33 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Dec. 21, 2014 12:05 a.m. CDT

BARRINGTON HILLS – An autopsy will reveal the cause of death for a missing Wauconda man whose body was found around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Spring Creek Valley Forest Preserve in Barrington Hills.

Robert Hovinen, 38, of 25220 Ivanhoe Road, Wauconda, was reported missing Monday from Skeeters – a Carpentersville bar about 2.5 miles from the forest preserve, police said.

Cook County Forest Preserve spokesman Don Parker said forest preserve police responded to the scene after the body was reported by a visiting equestrian.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation while the body has been transported to the Cook County Medical Examiner for autopsy.

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