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Woman’s body found in river

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

ROCKFORD (AP) – Northern Illinois authorities are investigating after a kayaker found a woman’s body in the Kishwaukee River.

A kayaker found the woman’s body Sunday afternoon in the Kishwaukee Gorge Forest Preserve. The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified her as 46-year-old Beverly Janet Gitzmaker.

Officials say results were inconclusive after an autopsy. There will be further forensic studies.

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