The corpse of a Springfield woman discovered in the Sangamon River in Petersburg on Sunday has been recognised by Menard County authorities. According to Ben Hollis, the chief deputy sheriff and coroner for Menard County, Linda Christensen, 76, formerly resided in Petersburg.
Hollis said there is no suspicion of foul play while the findings of the final autopsy are pending.
Edinburg’s chief executive Theilen was regarded as a “great instructor and loving father.”Hollis stated that although “we don’t know for sure,” Christensen may have been in the river since Friday.
Just after 4 p.m. on Sunday, a team of search and rescue officials discovered Christensen’s body in a small, brushy region of the river north of the Illinois 123 bridge.
Early on Friday morning, her white Lincoln SUV was discovered close to the same bridge. Following the finding, the Illinois State Police Air Operations, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police, Christian Aid Ministries, and neighbourhood police and fire departments searched the area near the bridge and the river.
Hollis claimed he had been in touch with the family. Although he did not immediately know why she was there on Friday, he claimed that Christensen would have been familiar with the area where she was discovered.
Investigators from the Illinois State Police are helping the Petersburg Police with their investigation.