A preliminary autopsy on the woman found dead at a house in Algonquin on Friday revealed that she died from soot and smoke inhalation.
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 said that a preliminary autopsy performed on Monday found that Schwieger died from soot and smoke inhalation.
Authorities said that a second woman was transported to Centegra Hospital – Huntley for smoke inhalation. A third person was treated and released at the scene.
“No foul play is suspected,” McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski said. Fire officials have not elaborated on what exactly occurred in the incident.
The incident remains under investigation by the Huntley Fire Protection District, Algonquin Police Department, McHenry County Coroner’s Office, and the Illinois State Fire Marshal.