Body of missing boater recovered from Silver Lake

KENOSHA COUNTY (WITI) -- The Kenosha Sheriff's Office says the body of 66-year-old John Spoor was recovered from Silver Lake Friday morning, September 19th. Authorities say Spoor was found in seven feet of water around 8:24 a.m. by the Town of Salem Water Recovery Team.

The search began Tuesday night, September 16th after family members of Spoor reported that he had not returned home from a fishing trip.

Officials say Spoor had left his home in McHenry, Illinois. around 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, and was supposed to return home by 4:00 p.m.

The Kenosha Joint Services Dispatch Center received a call just before 10 p.m. Tuesday to check for a missing fisherman’s vehicle. The Village of Silver Lake Police Department was dispatched and began this search. At 10:34 p.m. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies joined efforts to locate Spoor.

Officers say Spoor’s vehicle and boat trailer were found at the DNR landing on Silver Lake. His boat was located in some weeds against the shoreline on the north side of the lake. The motor was dead. Spoor’s cell phone, a cup of coffee and his fishing gear were found in the boat.

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of Spoor’s death, but an initial overview shows no signs of foul play.  An autopsy will be scheduled by the Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office.