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Dixon woman's body pulled from Rock River

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:50 p.m. CDT

DIXON – Authorities have pulled the body of a missing Dixon woman from the Rock River.

The Telegraph in Dixon reported that 56-year-old Melva M. Meridith was pulled from the river Tuesday evening. She was last seen leaving her northern Illinois home Tuesday morning.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department says a call came in reporting her missing about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Two hours later deputies received a report of a car in the Rock River between Dixon and Sterling. The car was empty but authorities continued to search the river, later finding Meridith’s body.

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