KANEVILLE TOWNSHIP – A 57-year-old Elburn woman was found dead Wednesday morning near a vehicle parked along the side of Meredith Road, just north of Kaneland High School.
The Kane County Sheriff's Office identified the woman as Joyce David, 57, of Elburn.
Kane County Sheriff's Office Lt. Pat Gengler said investigators do not suspect foul play in the death, at this point.
He said investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning, Gengler said.
He said it is not known if the woman had a connection to Kaneland High School or why she may have been in that location Wednesday morning.
Gengler said officials received an initial call about the incident about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Someone driving by called police because a vehicle – a silver crossover SUV – was off the road, pulled neatly onto a farm field access drive leading across a ditch into a cornfield.
The vehicle did not appear to be damaged. Gengler could not say Wednesday whether the vehicle belonged to the woman, or if she had been alone in the vehicle in the moments preceding her death.
Deputies who arrived on the scene found the woman on the ground near the vehicle.
Gengler said deputies interviewed the man who first reported the incident, as well as employees working at the nearby high school.
He said initial conversations lead investigators to believe that the death may have occurred not long before deputies were summoned to the scene.
The Kane County Coroner's Office were called to the scene and removed the woman's body around noon.
Meredith Road from Keslinger Road to Route 38 remained closed until about 12:30 p.m., as investigators worked.
Gengler said deputies discussed the situation with Kaneland administrators, and, based on belief that the public was not in danger, opted not to lockdown the school. School activities continued as normal, Gengler said.
The investigation is continuing. Check www.daily-chronicle.com for updates.
– Al Lagattolla contributed to this report.