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State police investigating after woman found dead in road

PETERSBURG, Ill. (WEEK) — The Illinois State Police are investigating after a 43-year-old woman was found dead in the road in Menard County.

Petersburg police and the Menard County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500 block of W. Williams around 5:20 a.m. on a report of an unconscious person in the road.

The Menard County Coroner later pronounced the woman dead.

An autopsy is scheduled. No information about the nature of the woman’s death was disclosed.

Petersburg is about an hour and 15 minutes south of Peoria.


Tim Shelley

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