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Officials: Woman’s body found dumped on side of road

A woman’s body was found early Wednesday morning by a roadway in Old Mill Creek, Illinois, officials say.

OLD MILL CREEK, Ill. — A woman’s body was found early Wednesday morning by a roadway in Old Mill Creek, Illinois, officials say.

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office said around 7 a.m. Wednesday, deputies were called out to Hunt Club Road which is south of Route 173 about a possible body on the side of the road. When deputies arrived, they found the woman’s body. The body was found on the east shoulder of the road.

The name of the woman has not yet been released.

“We’re combing through missing persons reports, so any that are here in Lake County. We don’t find any, we’ll go broader, surrounding counties, surrounding states,” said Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli, according to WLS-TV.

“Preliminary indications based on very preliminary information think that she is 30 or above. She is a Caucasian woman. Sheriff’s detectives did observe some trauma to the woman’s face,” Covelli said, according to the news outlet.

The sheriff’s office said that the woman’s cause and manner of death remain under investigation and that preliminary information indicated that the woman was a victim of a homicide. They said that it appeared her body was dumped on the side of the road in the early morning hours.

An autopsy is being scheduled, WFLD reported.

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