MT. VERNON, IL — A 38-year-old Waterloo woman that was reported missing since last Friday (January 8th) was found dead in her minivan in the Mt. Vernon Walmart parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Lauren Miller was found reports say just before 5pm, some 70+ miles from the Dollar Tree in Troy where she was last seen.
The Mt. Vernon Police Department contacted Troy PD that Miller was found and Troy PD said via a social media post that Miller was insulin-dependent and used a wheelchair after recently having a leg amputated. They also said she had not been taking her medication.
As of early Tuesday evening, there was no official word on her cause of death and the investigation on why she ended up in Mt. Vernon is still ongoing at this time.