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UPDATE: Peoria County coroner says no signs of 'trauma' on woman found dead in Illinois River

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The Peoria County coroner says an autopsy showed no signs of a struggle or physical harm on the body of a woman found dead in the Illinois River Friday.

In a social media post Tuesday, the coroner's office said the woman identified as 37-year-old Seiarra (Waddell) DeLasso of Peoria died of drowning.

The coroner said the body showed no signs of a struggle, physical harm or trauma. DeLasso's toxicology results are still pending.

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office said Friday the body had been recovered from the Illinois River south of Bartonville.

Deputies responded to the Mosaic Company's facility in the 8700 block of Cargill Road shortly before 2 p.m. after an employee saw the body floating in the river about 20 feet from shore. The sheriff's office said it appeared the woman had been in the river for at least 24 hours.

The coroner’s office sought public assistance in identifying the woman, noting she had the word “integrity” tattooed on her right forearm.

The sheriff's office is still working to determine how and why DeLasso was in the water. Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the the sheriff's office at 309-216-4775.

Updated: May 25, 2024 at 2:10 PM CDT
The Peoria County Coroner's Office on Saturday said it has identified the body of a woman found in the Illinois River south of Bartonville.
Contact Joe at jdeacon@ilstu.edu.
Collin Schopp is a reporter at WCBU. He joined the station in 2022.