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La Salle County sheriff's deputy found dead in his vehicle

No foul play is suspected

A La Salle County Sheriff's deputy was found dead by fellow deputies Saturday after he did not respond to radio contact.

There's no evidence of foul play.

Brian Underwood, 40, of Marseilles, was found in his vehicle at the intersection of North 21st and East 22nd roads near Grand Ridge. No time was provided in a press release, but a scanner call for emergency assistance was recorded at about 6 a.m. Saturday.

Underwood's death is being investigated by the La Salle County Sheriff's Office, the La Salle County Coroner's Office and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services Command. An autopsy is pending.

More information will be released as it becomes available, said La Salle County Sheriff Tom Templeton and Coroner William Wujek.

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