A car, which belonged to the missing Eugene Jonsson, 84, was found near Route 59 and Hawthorne Lane in West Chicago Thursday, releases from the Arlington Heights Police Department and West Chicago Police Department say.
Near the car, police found a partially decomposed body, the release says.
Jonsson was reported missing after he left his Arlington Heights home on August 22 to go to a restaurant in the Naperville area.
He left home that night at 7:45, and someone said they spotted him in Yorkville that night when he asked for directions.
When he never got to his destination or returned home, relatives reported him missing.
West Chicago police say a landscaper working near Route 59 and Hawthorne Thursday flagged them down when he found about 50 feet off the roadway the dark gray 2004 Buick sedan, which was heavily damaged.
The car was in a deep ravine, and the partially decomposed body was found next to it.
Police say their investigation shows the car probably drove off the roadway from northbound Route 59, north of Hawthorne Lane. They say the vehicle then struck several bushes, underbrush and trees, before coming to rest against a tree.
The car was registered to Jonsson.
The DuPage County Coroner’s office continues to investigate.