Dead body found near Batavia school

Batavia police are investigating the death of a male whose remains were found near a public school Saturday evening.

Police were called at about 6:20 p.m. Saturday to the area of H.C. Storm Elementary at 305 N. Van Nortwick Ave. for a report of an armed, despondent person in a wooded area southwest of the school, according to a news release.

After securing the scene and calling in the Kane County SWAT unit for assistance, authorities discovered the deceased male.

The Kane County coroner’s office said the release of the person’s identify was pending notification of next of kin.

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