The South Roxana Police Department and the Madison County Coroner's Office are investigating the death of a woman following the discovery of a body in a vehicle on Saturday morning. Authorities responded to a call from a Dollar General employee reporting the discovery of a person slumped over their steering wheel in a vehicle in their parking lot in the 400 block of Broadway Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy was scheduled to be performed Saturday afternoon. Police say they are following leads at this time and have not released the victims identity.
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