A 26-year-old woman who was found dead in a vehicle at the Metra station in Crystal Lake on Sunday shot herself in the head, the coroner’s office said in an update.
An autopsy showed that Ayanna Bennett, 26, of Chicago, died as a result of a fatal gunshot wound to the head, according to McHenry County Coroner Dr. Michael Rein.
McHenry County Chief Deputy Coroner Olivia Zednick said in an update Wednesday that the woman’s wound was self-inflicted.
The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and Crystal Lake Police Department responded around 12:04 a.m. Sunday to Woodstock Street and Minnie Street in Crystal Lake.
Crystal Lake Police Commander Scott Miller said dispatchers received a 911 call for an unconscious subject in a vehicle.
Police officers arrived and located a female, later identified as Bennett, in a vehicle in the Metra Station parking lot off of Woodstock Street.
Paramedics quickly determined Bennett was deceased, Miller said. The McHenry County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene.
Miller said detectives are still gathering evidence but “they are sure there is no danger to the public as a result of this incident.”