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Coroner: Woman whose body was found in Illinois River drowned

A police car's lights, which are on. The text "WCBU Police and Fire" are laid on top of that photo.

Authorities have identified the woman found Tuesday morning in the Illinois River.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said 58-year-old Tamara Schaidle of Peoria died from drowning.

According to Harwood, the coroner's office is collaborating with the Peoria police department and more tests are pending. The manner of death is still under investigation.

Anyone with any information related to the investigation is asked to call the Peoria Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (309) 494-8391, use Tip411 or call Crime Stoppers at (309) 673-9000.

Collin Schopp is a reporter at WCBU. He joined the station in 2022.