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Coroner IDs woman found dead Tuesday in Woodstock apartment

Cause of death pending toxicology test results

Woodstock police and McHenry County Sheriff's Office deputies investigate the scene of a death Tuesday in the 1500 block of North Seminary Avenue in Woodstock.
Woodstock police and McHenry County Sheriff's Office deputies investigate the scene of a death Tuesday in the 1500 block of North Seminary Avenue in Woodstock.

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman found dead Tuesday in her Woodstock apartment.

Valerie Underwood, 35, of Woodstock was found Tuesday afternoon in an apartment at the Silver Creek Apartment complex.

Police and paramedics were called about 1:30 p.m. to the 1500 block of North Seminary Avenue for a report of a person found dead, according to a news release from Woodstock police.

Interim coroner David Devane said the cause of death is pending toxicology results.

Police haven’t commented on the circumstances surrounding Underwood’s death.

During the initial response to the call for the reported death, police said a separate call was made to the dispatch center describing suspicious activity in the same area. This prompted the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to also respond to the scene, according to the release from Woodstock police.

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