Granite City woman found dead in her home

News-DemocratJanuary 15, 2014 

The Madison County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a 25-year-old Granite City woman.

Coroner Stephen Nonn said Sara Brewer was found dead Monday in her home in the 2300 block of Delta Avenue in Granite City. Madison County Coroner Investigator Kelsey Wofford pronounced Brewer dead at 1:05 p.m. Monday.

Brewer's cause of death is still being determined.

"There was no obvious cause. We're waiting on toxicology to come back," Nonn said. "We are looking at this as a possible drug overdose."

He said Brewer had some previous drug problems. However, it could also be a natural death, according to Nonn.

It will take between four and six weeks for toxicology results.

A visitation for Brewer will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Irwin Chapel Funeral Home in Granite City. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Messages of remembrance and sympathy have poured in on Brewer's Facebook page.

One friend posted: "You will be missed by many people I'm sure. One of the nicest people I've ever known. Great smile and personality."

Another posted: "You were always such a happy, amazing and fun person to be around. I am so sad to hear you're gone and I am so sorry for your family's loss. You were a ray of sunshine and you will be missed."

Brewer is survived by her parents David Lee and Jo Ann Brewer, a sister and three brothers. She was a 2006 graduate of Granite City High School, according to her obituary.

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