DAVENPORT -- An investigation is underway into the death of a man found lying on the ground early Saturday in a farm field entrance off of Utah Avenue just south of Telegraph Road.
According to a news release from the Davenport Police Department, at 1:31 a.m. Saturday,a Scott County Deputy observed "something suspicious" in the farm field entrance. Upon investigating, the body of a Caucasian male, ages 35 to 45, was found lying on the ground. Because of the "visual trauma" and the "environmental circumstances, a full-fledged death investigation was initiated."
The news release states that the man has been "tentatively identified," and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Police are asking that anyone who traveled along Utah Avenue and saw anything suspicious Friday or into the early hours Saturday call the Davenport Police Department at (563) 326-7979.
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.