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Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Downers Grove Man Bill Foley

Downers Grove resident William Foley was found dead in his car Sunday in Pope County nearly two weeks after his family reported him missing.

Illinois State Police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a Downers Grove man whose body was discovered Sunday in Pope County.

Bill Foley, 55, was found dead in his car around 1 p.m. in the Shawnee National Forest—roughly six hours south of Downers Grove, authorities said.

Autopsy results are still pending, police said.

Foley was last seen around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, when he was leaving his job in Lombard, police said. His family reported him missing when he didn't return home.

A former Marine, Foley worked at an IT company in Lombard. He grew up in Lisle, where his mother still resides, but had lived in Downers Grove for more than 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie, and daughter, Caitlyn, as well as his mother, six siblings and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday in Lisle.

Family members thanked more than 1,100 followers on the Facebook page "Help Find Bill Foley" for their support in a message Monday morning.

"Hey FB family...it is with a broken heart that I tell you that Bill Foley was located last night and he is deceased. We are all so sad, but we know he is now at peace with his dad in heaven. I want to thank all of you for your efforts, thoughts, prayers, shares, cares, signing of the petition, writing stories, helping search, investigate and otherwise show support to us. Bill was a great brother, son, dad, uncle, cousin, husband and friend! He will be missed by many and he will never be forgotten. He was a Marine who served his country and he was a man who loved always. With sadness we will say goodbye to Bill, but with smiling hearts we are better people for having known Bill and been part of his life. Bill is now with God and we pray that God be with all of you for your support! We love you all!"

READ MORE: 

  • Downers Grove Man Bill Foley Found Dead After More Than A Week Missing
  • Police Searching for Missing Downers Grove Man

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