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Missing Hebron man found dead in Ringwood

John Bicek, 20, of Hebron, was last seen on July 30 after he left work in Hampshire and was found dead Tuesday. | Provided photos.

20-year-old John Bicek, who was missing from Hebron, was found dead near Ringwood on Tuesday, his family said.

John Bicek, 20, of Hebron, was last seen around 8 a.m. July 30 leaving his job at Love’s Travel Stop, 201 Love’s Crossing in Hampshire. Bicek’s family reported him missing to the McHenry Police Department on Saturday.

The man’s family said they tracked his phone signal to a subdivision behind Fort McHenry Park, 4301 West Front Royal Drive in McHenry, around 6 p.m. Saturday.

Bicek’s family then found the man’s vehicle abandoned in the back of the parking lot of the park but were unable to find his phone. A Burger King receipt from 8:02 a.m. Friday was located inside his vehicle.

The family called police and filed a missing persons report after finding his vehicle. The McHenry Police Department and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, along with other area police departments, were searching for the man.

Bicek’s mother said she is thankful for everyone who has helped with the search. She said details will be forthcoming and the death is under investigation by police.

Spokespeople for the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the McHenry Police Department were not able to be reached for comment Tuesday evening.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.


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