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Missing Illinois man located

Friday, December 7, 2012

CLAY COUNTY -- On Thursday, The Clay County Sheriff's Department concluded an investigation involving the discovery of a body along Interstate-70.

According to officials, during the evening hours of Dec. 5, dispatch received a call from a semi-driver traveling along the western part of Clay County on I-70.

The caller stated his semi was having mechanical difficulty and he had merged to the shoulder.

The caller then stated while traveling along the shoulder, he noticed what appeared to be a bumper of a vehicle resting in a body of water.

Clay County Sheriff's deputies began searching the area and located a vehicle that was partially resting in a small body of water on the south side of I-70, near the Clay-Vigo county line.

The body of water was surrounded by trees and obscured from the roadway because of the distance from I-70, the trees and a hillside.

A license plate inquiry on the plate attached to the vehicle revealed the truck was a part of a missing persons investigation from the Mt. Vernon, Ill., area.

The driver of the vehicle was found deceased, inside the vehicle and still fastened by his seatbelt.

The vehicle was removed from the body of water and the body inside was transported to Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, for autopsy.

Deputies then made contact with the investigator with the Mt. Vernon, Ill., Police Department and discovered the missing man left the Mt. Vernon, Ill., area July 13, 2012, and traveled toward the Ohio area.

The missing man was reported to be a diabetic and was insulin dependent.

The missing man did not arrive at his destination and family members contacted law enforcement.

An autopsy conducted revealed the identity of the person found inside the vehicle to be that of the missing man. The identity of the man was confirmed through dental records to be Randall Super, 57, originally from Arkansas.

It is believed that Super was traveling through the area sometime during the morning hours of July 13, 2012, when his vehicle left the roadway.

The vehicle traveled through the trees and into the small body of water where it rested until it was located.

The semi-drivers' slow travel, elevated position inside the semi and the leaves being off the trees were factors in locating the vehicle.

According to officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department, foul play is not believed to be a factor in the investigation.

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What a cruel headline!! This headline could lead one to believe the search ended on a positive note. It may give hope to family members who were not aware that yes, he was located... DEAD.

-- Posted by My Dime on Sat, Dec 8, 2012, at 3:54 PM

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