Authorities have identified the person found dead inside the cab of a moving van on Saturday in South Roxana. Police, and the Madison County Coroner, have identified the deceased as 42 year old Frances Ragan of the 400 block of East Airwood Drive in East Alton. An autopsy showed no visible signs of violence or trauma and the investigation into a cause of death continues.
South Roxana Police are looking for anyone who may have had contact with Ragan between February 4th and February 7th. They say so far, none of her associates who may have been in contact with her during that time have come forward and police are actively searching for several people for questioning. Ragan’s body was found inside the cab of a U-Haul van on the parking lot of the Dollar General in the 400 block of Broadway in South Roxana around 8:30am Saturday.