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Body found in Wauconda cornfield ID’d as missing man from Buffalo Grove

Paul T. Carr | Photo: Barrington Orthopedic Specialists

A missing Buffalo Grove man was identified as the person found dead in a Wauconda cornfield on Monday. He died from “injuries caused by sharp force trauma,” the coroner released.

The Wauconda Police Department said that officers were called at 8:51 a.m. Monday to the 2000 block of North Rand Road in Wauconda for a report of a suspicious vehicle near a building.

The 911 caller told dispatchers that there was an unoccupied suspicious vehicle with a large amount of blood inside. When officers arrived they immediately deemed the incident as suspicious.

Police officers, canine units and drones were called to search the area. They found the body of Paul T. Carr, 41, of Buffalo Grove, Wauconda Chief of Police David Wermes told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Photo provided by the Wauconda Police Department.

Carr went missing Sunday morning, police said. He had worked as a physical therapist at Barrington Orthopedics Specialists in Buffalo Grove.

“The Wauconda Police Investigations Division is currently working with multiple law enforcement agencies on this case,” police said.

A preliminary autopsy performed on Tuesday morning showed that Carr died from “injuries caused by sharp force trauma,” Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said. Toxicology testing is pending.

Authorities did not say whether they believe this was a suicide or a homicide.


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