Illinois State Police Deny FOIA Request on How Case of Dead Teacher Found on Interstate Was Handled

Body was found 12 hours after callers reported a man in distress


The daughters of a Quad City teacher found dead on Interstate 88 one month ago, say they are still in the dark about what happened to their father and why he wasn't found sooner.

The body of Lee Catlin, 65, of Bettendorf was found along the highway on November 13, 2013. His car was found about a mile away, the cause of his death has not been released.

Catlin was found 12 hours after two callers reported seeing a man in distress, waving his arms, laying by the side of the road.

A spokesperson for his family released a statement Monday, saying, "Our family is very saddened by this tragedy. We are just trying to find out what happened to our father, so that another family will not have to experience the same."

Meanwhile, a request by at least two media outlets for more information on a timeline and how the case was handled has been denied.