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Woman found dead in Algonquin home

The incident occurred in the 1000 block of Grayhawk Drive in Algonquin
The incident occurred in the 1000 block of Grayhawk Drive in Algonquin

Authorities are investigating after a woman was found dead inside an Algonquin home where “extensive soot and smoke damage” was found on Friday.

According to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, the Huntley Fire Protection District and the Algonquin Police Department were called to a home in the 1000 block of Grayhawk Drive in Algonquin after a 911 call was made by a family member at 1:38 p.m. Officials said that “extensive soot and smoke damage” was found upon entering the home; however, no active fire was found.

The victim, identified as Rosemary Schwieger, 72, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:21 p.m. The McHenry County Coroner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy for Monday afternoon to determine the cause of death.

“No foul play is suspected,” McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski said. Authorities will be providing more information on Monday.

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The incident remains under investigation by the Huntley Fire Protection District and the Illinois State Fire Marshal.


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