Updated: Sep 13
UPDATE *** April 18, 2020
It is with a heavy heart we must report that Tyler Graf, 31 of Downs, Illinois has been located deceased. Our deepest condolences to Tyler's family, friends and all those who knew and love him.
Tyler's body was found in a private pond in the 8000 block of Elm in Downs. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police assisted with special sonar equipment. Tyler's body was located about 4:48 p.m. He was pronounced dead at 5 p.m.
Tyler Graf, 31 of Downs, Illinois has been missing since 5:00 A.M. Saturday April 11, 2020. Many searchers including community, law enforcement and Search and Rescue teams have been searching for him every day. His phone has been found since. It is not clear what caused his disappearance.
Tyler and a friend were on a trail thru Downs, Illinois leaving from one friends house and heading toward another friend's house. The two somehow lost each other in the woods and got split up.
The only items of Tyler's found was his cell phone and his flashlight. There are many ponds along the trail and the family reported to believe he may have fallen in to one of them.
McLean County Sheriff's office is leading his disappearance.
If you have any information on Tyler's disappearance or whereabouts please contact with (309) 888-5034