UPDATE: Body of Missing Homeless Man Found in Pumphouse

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On July 2, 2024, at 6:47 p.m., Officers and the Joliet Fire Department responded to the U.S. Steel property at 941 Collins Street for a report of a found body that appeared deceased.

Upon arrival, Officers entered a pump house which had flooded with water and located a deceased adult male floating in approximately four to five feet of water. It appeared the body was in an advanced stage of decomposition.

The Joliet Police Department has learned that the Will County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased male in this case as Warren Baker (44, Homeless).

Mr. Baker had been reported missing to the Joliet Police Department on May 13, 2024, by a family member. He was last seen by family in the 400 block of East Cass Street on April 28,

Joliet Police Detectives continue their investigation into this death and the manner of death will be determined by the Will County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information regarding this
incident is encouraged to contact the Joliet Police Department Investigations Division at (815)724-3020. Citizens may also contact Will County Crime Stoppers at 800-323-6734 or online at https://crimestoppersofwillcounty.org/ if they wish to remain anonymous.


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