Manhattan Man’s Death Being Investigated As Homicide

New details regarding the drowning death of a missing Manhattan man. Forty-Seven year old Anthony Fehrenbacher was found floating in a lake at the CECO recreation club near Coal City about 10 days after he was reported missing. His car was found in his garage and there was no foul play or forced entry at his home. Investigators are trying to piece together how he got to the recreation club. Grundy County Coroner, John Callahan reporting the cause of death as drowning but the manner of death is yet to be determined. The case is being investigated as a homicide to rule out foul play.

CECO – photo WJOL news department
CECO – photo WJOL news department

Searches were conducted shortly after his disappearance by his family and friends. WJOL has learned he gained access to the CECO recreation club but it’s unclear how many days he had been there before his body was discovered in the lake. His body was found June 10th. He was reported missing on June 1st but last seen by family on May 26th.

It’s believed his connection to CECO is through family members who belong to the recreation club and that may have been how he gained access to the club.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 14, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, in Manhattan. A funeral to follow at 7 p.m.

Missing Manhattan Man Anthony W. Fehrenbacher