GURNEE, Ill. (CBS) — Police have identified a body found Tuesday night as that of Anne Stroll, a missing Gurnee woman. An autopsy determined that Stroll died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A police search team deployed in the same general area where her cell phone last “pinged” discovered the body, believed to be that of Anne Stroll, 64.
The spot where the body was found, not far from North Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville and the Des Plaines River Trail, is about four miles southwest of the home Stroll and her husband Michael shared in Gurnee.
The body was found roughly 25 hours after Stroll was last seen alive by neighbors.
Stroll’s husband, Michael, told police he thought nothing of it initially when he returned home Monday afternoon to find a note saying she was out for a short ride. She even left her purse and personal effects behind. But when she failed to return by sunset Monday, he called police.
Gurnee Police Commander William Meyer said officers pinged her cell phone until it died to the general area of the trail.
Illinois State Police Air One and five trained dogs from Illinois and Wisconsin joined local police and Lake County Forest Preserve officers on foot during an extensive search Monday night. Additional officers searched the trail area and canvassed her neighborhood Tuesday before the body was found.
Balmes said police had no reason to believe area residents were in any danger.