The Madison County Coroner is investigating the death of a Pontoon Beach woman after her body was found floating in an area referred to as Mallard Lake on Friday morning. Pontoon Beach Police responded to a call of a woman’s body floating in the lake just before 8 a.m. The coroner’s office was contacted and responded to the scene at 8:45 a.m. and identified the woman as 53-year old Pamela M. Butkovich of the 320 block of Osprey.

Police say that her husband filed a missing persons report around the time her body was discovered. He told police that he found a note from his wife in their residence indicating that she might do harm to herself according to release from the Madison County Coroner’s Office.

Investigators have not determined if the woman’s death was a suicide. An autopsy will be conducted later today.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Irwin Chapel in Granite City.

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