New details released, cause of death determined of Macomb man found dead after blizzard

MACOMB, Illinois — The McDonough County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Wednesday morning regarding the death of a Macomb man following Sunday’s blizzard.

73-year-old John Schauble was reported missing Monday following the massive blizzard that tore through western Illinois.

Schauble’s body was found Tuesday afternoon.

According to the release, Schauble‘s vehicle was located at a local auto body shop with his personal belongings still inside including his gloves, hat, coat and cell phone.

A representative of the business then took police to the location the vehicle was towed from.

At 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, McDonough County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Macomb Police Department and Illinois State Police, responded to U.S. 136 approximately 1/2 mile east of E. 1800th.

After an hour of searching, police located Schauble’s body.

At this time, the cause of death is determined to be from exposure.

Schauble’s family believes he suffered from health problems, including dementia.

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