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Woman found dead in van in Illinois parking lot

Published: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 1:50 p.m. CDT

SOUTH ROXANA – Authorities in southwestern Illinois are investigating the death of a woman who was found slumped over the wheel of a rental van in a store parking lot.

The Madison County Coroner's Office has identified the woman as 42-year-old Frances M. Ragan of East Alton. An initial autopsy found no signs of violence or trauma. Further testing will be performed.

An employee of the Dollar General store found the woman Saturday morning and called police.

Investigators are asking anyone who spoke to the woman during the past several days to contact the police.

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