Woman's body found along road in southern Illinois

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 9:24 a.m.CDT

MAKANDA — Authorities in Jackson County hope an autopsy offers more details about the death of a woman whose body was found along a southern Illinois road.

Investigators say they've preliminarily identified the body of the 40-year-old woman found Tuesday near Makanda. But they don't plan to publicly release her name until after Wednesday's autopsy.

The body was in tall weeds and down a small embankment.

Illinois State Police are assisting in the investigation.

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