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Missing Man Found in Car; Had Fallen into Ravine

Harry “Tom” Hogue

by Randy Pierce

Harry T. Hogue, 72, of Belleville, whose disappearance had been under investigation by the Fairview Heights Police Department after he was reported to be missing since November 12, has been found following a crash that apparently resulted in his death.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department issued an announcement that Hogue was discovered Thursday morning, December 14, inside a vehicle at the bottom of a ravine off St. Clair Avenue west of Fairview Heights and east of Interstate 255 in unincorporated East St. Louis.  

Workers repairing a damaged guardrail had noticed a van overturned in the ditch that was not visible from the roadway then notified law enforcement authorities whose investigation led to the victim and only occupant of the vehicle being identified as Hogue.

The deceased, Harry “Tom” Hogue, was known to have frequented the Olde Bridge Inn, 519 North Main Street, also called Illinois Route 157, in Caseyville northwest of Fairview Heights.


  1. Anonymous on January 4, 2024 at 11:29 pm

    Happy for his family. Rip mister!

  2. Anonymous on December 16, 2023 at 10:27 am

    So sad prayers to the family!!🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • Anonymous on December 21, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      RIP Yom Hogue. Glad you were found ❤️

  3. Anonymous on December 15, 2023 at 9:13 pm

    So glad they found him. I hope his family can now rest.

  4. Anonymous on December 15, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    Happy they found him

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