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DeKalb police identify body found near Nature Trail

DeKALB – Police confirmed that a body found Wednesday morning in the woods near the DeKalb Nature Trail was that of 47-year-old Jeremy Jacobson, a Sycamore man who had been missing since Aug. 31.

A citizen familiar with Jacobson’s disappearance noticed Jacobson’s bicycle off of the 3000 block of North First Street which prompted city and county police to the discovery of his body nearby, according to a news release from DeKalb police.

Kim Jacobson, Jeremy’s mother, said that her son had been on Xanax and Depakote, an anti-convulsant, to treat mental conditions, but added he was not taking his medication when he went missing. She added that she had kept her son on a regular drug regimen but he decided to stop taking them because they were making him sleep too much.

“He wasn’t in the right frame of mind without medication,” Jacobson said.

Jeremy Jacobson had been at the Ben Gordon Center numerous times, dealing with depression and other conditions and had also been suicidal, she added.

Jacobson said her son had been staying at the Edgebrook trailer park on 2300 Hickory Lane in Sycamore with a friend who didn’t realize he had been missing for about a week because they work separate shifts and didn’t see each other much. When Jacobson went to her son's residence, she found he had left his cell phone and all forms of identification there.

DeKalb Police said there did not appear to be an eminent public safety risk regarding Jacboson's death, and an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Jacobson said her son had issues with the medication he was taking but was also a friendly man.

“He had gotten more reclusive because of the medication making him sleep," she said, "but if he knew you, he’d be talking.”

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