Police officials say a body was found Monday morning in the Fox River in Carpentersville and that it fits the description of the missing Algonquin woman.
The Algonquin Police Department said Sunday afternoon they were seeking assistance in locating 52-year-old Kimberly Koerner.
Algonquin Police Department Detective Sergeant Robert Salazar said Koerner was last seen around 9 a.m. Sunday.
The woman was walking away from the Jewel-Osco, located at 1501 East Algonquin Road in Algonquin, Salazar said.
Friends said Koerner left her purse and other items in her vehicle at the Jewel.
Koerner was wearing a white winter jacket with fur and black pajama bottom pants. She was also wearing flip-flops.
She was described as being approximately 5-foot-6, 130 pounds with straight black shoulder-length hair.
Police did not say whether they believed Koerner is endangered or not.
A resident on Greenridge Avenue in Algonquin spotted the woman walking down the street around 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Search and rescue canine teams were sent to the Algonquin area Sunday evening and a command post was set up at the Jewel-Osco where she was last seen.
Drones were also used in the search.
The Carpentersville Fire Department responded around 8:40 a.m. Monday to the area of Bolz Road and Williams Road in Carpentersville.
Firefighters recovered a body from the Fox River near the intersection.
Algonquin Deputy Police Chief Dennis Walker confirmed the body matches the description of Koerner.
The body was removed and the Kane County Coroner’s Office is currently working to positively identify it.
Foul play is not suspected but the investigation remains ongoing, Walker said.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with her family and friends. We ask that everyone respect the privacy of her family,” the police department said.