Woman’s Body Found Northwest of Champaign

September 27, 2011

Authorities in Champaign County are investigating a report of a female body discovered on Rising Road, just outside of Champaign early Tuesday morning.

Sheriff Dan Walsh says a motorist discovered the body at 7:45 a.m. just north of Bradley Avenue. The body was about 100 feet from the road.

The sheriff says the woman appeared to be 20-40 years in age, and between 5'2" and 5'5" in height. Walsh says it will likely be Wednesday before the county coroner's office can conduct an autopsy.

Rising Road between Bradley and Cardinal Road is closed as a result, and Walsh says he expects it to be closed through at least noon. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Champaign County Sheriff's Department at 384-1213 or Crimestoppers at 373-TIPS.

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