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Man found in N. Ill. field may have left hospital

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 6:41 a.m. CDT

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a frozen body found this week in a suburban Chicago field may belong to a man who disappeared after leaving a hospital in early November.

The remains were found Tuesday in Bolingbrook by a surveyor who discovered the body near Interstate 55.

Bolingbrook Police Lt. Mike Rompa told the Joliet Herald-News that the man checked himself out of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital "against the medical staff's advice" on Nov. 10. He left on foot and was later reported missing by a friend.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports an autopsy will be performed later this week.

Bolingbrook is about 25 miles southwest of Chicago.

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