Illinois State Police still investigating 2018 death of Rochelle man

Tyler L. Smith – Photo Illinois State Police

GALESBURG – The Illinois State Police are still investigating the death of a Rochelle man found dead in Knox County in 2018.  Authorities say Tyler L. Smith, a 23-year-old Western Illinois University graduate and a member of the Army National Guard, was downtown in Galesburg with friends during the evening of September 14th when be became separated from them.   His body was found in a creek the following day.  The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigations are asking the assistance of the public.  A Facebook page of “Pledges for Tyler Smith Information Reward” has been set up by Tyler’s family with information pertaining to reward money.