The Harvard Police Department and the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office are investigating a Harvard woman’s “suspicious” death.
Marlene Lynch, 54, of Harvard was pronounced dead at 11:40 p.m. Friday at a hospital in Rockford, Winnebago County authorities said.
Harvard police responded Thursday to the 300 block of South Division Street in Harvard and found Lynch unresponsive but breathing. She had facial injuries, according to a news release from the Harvard Police Department.
Lynch was taken to Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center – Harvard and transferred to Rockford, where she later died. Police are investigating the death, authorities said.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, and toxicology reports will be available in about two weeks, authorities said.