PANA – The Pana Police Department announce a body was discovered in Pana Lake on the evening of Tuesday, August 4.

Officers received a call at 7:27 PM saying a body was floating in the lake. The Pana police, along with the Pana Fire Department and Taylorville Fire Department Dive and Rescue Team, recovered the deceased individual from the lake. Authorities say the person is a young adult white male but declined to release further information pending confirmation of identity and notification of family.

An autopsy will be conducted on Thursday, August 6.

This case is currently under investigation by the Pana Police Department, Illinois State Police Zone 4 Investigations, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, the Christian County Coroner and the Christian County States Attorney. More details will be provided as they become available.