Alton Police continue to investigate a case in which woman was found dead in her car in the Milton area. According to a report from the Madison County Coroner's office, 25-year-old Nikki L. Rench of the 4,800 block of South Street Car Road in Edwardsville was found slumped behind the wheel in the 1,600 block of Ridge Street Monday morning just after 9:00. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy conducted Monday afternoon failed to reveal cause of death, and Lieutenant Scott Golike with the Alton Police Department says that determination will be in the hands of the coroner's office.

Golike comments

According to information provided by the Coroners Office, no overt indications of violence or trauma were found. Further toxicology and tissue testing will be performed while police continue to examine the circumstances surrounding her death.