Police Conduct Investigation at Clinton Lake


Following recent information developed in the missing person case of 24-year-old Ashley C. Gibson, Champaign Police Detectives directed an exploratory search of evidence at Clinton Lake in DeWitt, IL.

The efforts of this search led to the recovery of human remains that were extracted from the lake at approximately 1:30 PM today.

An autopsy will be scheduled and forensic pathology will seek to positively identify the recovered body.  Following the discovery of the remains, Police have transitioned Gibson’s disappearance to a death investigation.

Additional information regarding this case will be provided as investigative findings allow.  Police continue to seek evidence into the source of Ashley Gibson’s disappearance and encourage anyone with information to please contact Champaign Police at 217-351-4545 or Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477.

Citizens are reminded that information submitted through Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous.  Calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives the information, completes a tips information form, and passes the tip to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded.

Tips to Crime Stoppers can be shared by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at www.373tips.com; or by texting “CCTIP” plus the crime information to 274637 (CRIMES).

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds  | 217-621-4440  |  [email protected]