Man’s body found in Lake Jax near youth camp

By Gary Scott on October 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

The body of a Jacksonville man was discovered in Lake Jacksonville this morning.

According to Morgan County Coroner Jeff Lair, 28-year-old Casey McDaniel was found dead this morning at around 9 a.m. in the Western Illinois Youth Camp area of the lake. Lair says it’s believed McDaniel shot himself on a boat dock sometime last night.

The Morgan County Search and Rescue Dive Team retrieved McDaniel’s body this morning.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office got the initial call; the Jacksonville Police Department and Illinois State Police also responded.

Lair says McDaniel was the caretaker of the camp’s property.