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Alton Police have recovered the body of a man that allegedly jumped into the Mississippi River early this (Monday) morning. 26-year-old Ashton A. Robinson, of the 500 block of Cherry Street, reportedly jumped from a location near the Argosy Casino at approximately 1:15am. His body was located by members of the Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps at about 10:20am.
His body was found under the water near the river bank using sonar technology. Illinois Conservation Police, the Alton Fire Department, family and friends also assisted Alton Police and AVEC in the search.