Hancock County authorities conduct death investigation

Published: Feb. 6, 2022 at 8:51 PM CST
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CARTHAGE, Ill. (WGEM) - Hancock County authorities say they are looking into how a Carthage man’s body ended up at the end of a road just outside the Carthage city limits.

Sheriff Travis Duffy said they have identified the body as 27-year-old Darren K. McGrew.

He said deputies were called out to the end of Scofield Street at 1:25 p.m. for a death investigation.

He said McGrew had been reported missing to Carthage Police around 9:20 a.m..

Duffy said there is no threat to public safety at this time and the death is under investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Carthage Police Department and Illinois State Police.

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