Metro-East News

Woman dies after being found by ATV riders

Riders on an all-terrain vehicle found a woman in a rural area west of Zeigler and the woman was pronounced dead at the Herrin Hospital, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

The woman’s identity is not known and detectives are investigating.

The cause of the woman’s death was not released.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 618-438-4841.

Mike Koziatek joined the Belleville News-Democrat in 1998 as an assistant editor and is now a reporter covering the Belleville area. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee and grew up in St. Louis.