Deputy found dead
On Feb. 2, Deputy Brian Underwood, 40, of Marseilles, was found deceased in his vehicle at the intersection of North 21st Road and East 22nd Road in rural Grand Ridge. He was found by his fellow deputies after he didn’t respond to radio contact. His death is being investigated by the offices of the LaSalle County Sheriff, the LaSalle County Coroner and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services Command. An autopsy is pending and no evidence of foul play suspected. The investigation into the death of Deputy Underwood is continuing, and further information will be released as it becomes available.