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Authorities still haven’t determined cause of death for woman found in Shiloh woods

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Police are still investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in Shiloh woods last Friday.

An autopsy and a toxicology screening for Jill Renee Carroll, 39, of O’Fallon, were conducted on Sunday, St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. said Tuesday. Dye said his office is waiting on results of the autopsy to determine her cause of death. That might take up to three months, his office told the News-Democrat.

Carroll had been reported missing in O’Fallon on Friday. The Shiloh Police Department was later alerted that she had last been seen in the 2400 block of Lebanon Avenue.

Officers found her body in a wooded lot near 2411 Lebanon Ave. at around 7:35 that night. Police did not find any obvious signs of foul play, Dye told the News-Democrat at the time.

On Monday, Dye said there was “nothing definite” about the manner of Carroll’s death yet.

Anyone with information related to the investigation can call the Shiloh Police Department at 618-973-5816.

Hana Muslic has been covering breaking news and crime for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.


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