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Police investigating death of woman found in wooded area in Shiloh

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A woman who had been reported missing by the O’Fallon Police Department was found dead in Shiloh Friday evening.

A police investigation is underway to try to determine what led to the death of Jill Renee Carroll, 39, who didn’t have a listed address, St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. said.

An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday morning, but results had not been released as of Monday afternoon. The Shiloh Police Department said they were still investigating Carroll’s death on Monday.

The Shiloh Police Department was alerted Friday that the woman was last seen in the 2400 block of Lebanon Avenue.

Officers arrived and searched a wooded lot in the area of 2411 Lebanon Ave. and eventually found Carroll’s body, Dye said.

The woman was pronounced at the scene at 7:35 p.m., Dye said. Police didn’t find any obvious signs of foul play.

Anyone with information may call the Shiloh Police Department at 618-973-5816.

Carolyn P. Smith has worked for the Belleville News-Democrat for 18 years and currently covers breaking news in the Metro-East. She graduated from the Journalism School at the University of Missouri at Columbia and says news is in her DNA.


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