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1 person found dead near Little Swan Lake, 2 arrested in Warren County

Drake Taflinger, 27, and Alicia Simpson, 25, were taken into custody. Officials with the Warren County Sheriff's Office say charges are pending.
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WARREN COUNTY, Ill. — Two people are in custody after a man was found dead near Little Swan Lake in Warren County.

According to officials with the Warren County Sheriff's Office, 27-year-old Donald Friday of Bushnell was found deceased outside a residence at Little Swan Lake on Sept. 13. Investigators believe that he died at another location and an autopsy is scheduled for Sept. 15.

Following an investigation of a search warrant, officers with the McDonough County Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old Drake Taflinger of Little Swan Lake and 25-year-old Alicia Simpson of Macomb in connection to the incident. Both Taflinger and Simpson were charged with abuse of a corpse (unauthorized removal) and Taflinger was also charged as a felon in possession of ammunition. Taflinger's bond was set at $75,000, and Simpson's was set at $50,000.

News 8 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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