Body found in Fox River identified as missing woman: officials – NBC Chicago


A body found in the Fox River early Monday morning has been identified as a missing woman who was last seen leaving a Jewel-Osco in Chicago’s northwest suburbs over the weekend.

Carpentersville police say they were called around 8:40 a.m. Monday to a report of a body in the Fox River near Bolz and Williams Roads. The Kane County Coroner was eventually called and authorities revealed the body matched the description of a woman who had been reported missing a day earlier.

On Monday afternoon, the Kane County Coroner’s Office said the body was identified as Kimberly Koerner, 52, who was reported missing by her family on Sunday morning.

The Algonquin Police Department said it was first called just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday to the Jewel-Osco located at 1501 E. Algonquin Road for a missing person report. There, officers learned that Koerner was last seen around 9 a.m. walking away from the store.

She was wearing a white winter jacket with fur and pajama bottoms at the time, authorities said.

Police said drones and several K-9 units were deployed to help with search efforts. Doorbell footage also showed Koerner walking alone in a neighborhood south and west of the grocery store.

An autopsy was due to be performed on Wednesday, but officials said there were “no visible or overt signs of foul play” so far. A cause of death was not immediately released.


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