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September 29, 2011

Prints help ID victim’s body

Danville woman found dead near Champaign

DANVILLE — A local woman has been identified as the victim at the center of a homicide investigation in Champaign County.

A person driving discovered the body of a woman just before 8 a.m. Tuesday northwest of Champaign just off Rising Road north of Bradley Avenue.

In a press release issued Thursday afternoon, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the identity of the woman as Angelica M. Vasquez, 43, of the 700 block of Robinson Street in Danville.

Her identity was determined by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Department and the Champaign County coroner using fingerprints.

The sheriff’s department has indicated it will release no additional information in regards to the death of Vasquez. When contacted Thursday afternoon, the county coroner’s office also indicated no cause of death would be released in the case. An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday.

The family of Vasquez has been notified of her death. She was originally reported missing by her husband.

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Department is working with Danville police in the case. The sheriff’s department is treating the death as a homicide investigation, according to the press release.

Danville Police Sgt. Joshua Campbell said Vasquez was last seen around 3 a.m. Tuesday leaving her home in the 700 block of Robinson Street. The 5-foot, 140 pound woman was wearing a black jacket, brown top, blue jeans and white shoes when she left.

Her husband reported her missing more than 12 hours later, calling police just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, Campbell said.

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