ILLINOIS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATES DEATH OF WOMAN FOUND IN CAR IN CLAY COUNTY

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATES DEATH OF WOMAN FOUND IN CAR IN CLAY COUNTY

Flora, IL – On Nov. 17, 2021 at approximately 1:26 p.m., the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) – Zone 8 was requested to conduct a death investigation in Flora, IL. 

On Nov. 17, 2021, at approximately 1:04 p.m., a female, later identified as Stephanie L. Harrell, a 54-year-old of Flora, IL, was found deceased in her vehicle parked in an agricultural field entrance on Olive Street approximately ¾ miles north of US Highway 50 in Clay County.  The official cause and manner of death are undetermined at this time and will be released by the Clay County Coroner’s Office once a final autopsy and toxicology report are completed.  ISP DCI – Zone 8 was assisted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Flora Police Department, Clay County Coroner’s Office and ISP Crime Scene Services.

This is an active and ongoing investigation, and no additional information will be released at this time.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact ISP DCI – Zone 8 Investigations Trooper Lucas Schilling at (217) 342-7859 or by e-mail at Lucas.Schilling@illinois.gov