Updated: January 28, 2014 6:23AM
The body found Christmas Day in a forest preserve in Barrington Hills has been identified as a missing Wauconda man, police said Thursday.
Robert Hovinen, 38, of 25220 Ivanhoe Road, Wauconda, was found in Spring Creek Valley Forest Preserve near 361 Bateman Road in Barrington Hills, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
According to Carpentersville police, Hovinen went missing Dec. 23 from Skeeters, a Carpentersville bar located about 2.5 miles from where the body was found in unincorporated Cook County.
The cause of death is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. Police could not immediately say whether foul play was involved.
An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, the medical examiner’s office said.