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Female Body Found Near Gurnee Home Identified By Coroner As Anne Stroll, Missing Illinois Woman

12/04/2013 12:52 pm ET | Updated Dec 04, 2013

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The Lake County Coroner's Office identified the body of a woman found near an Illinois biking trail Tuesday as Anne Stroll, the Libertyville woman who went missing Monday.

Upon returning home from an afternoon doctor's appointment, ABC Chicago reports Stroll's husband, Michael, found a note from his wife saying she had gone on a short bike ride; Michael Stroll later called authorities when his wife didn't return by sundown.

Police found the as-yet unidentified woman's body around 2 p.m. near North Milwaukee Avenue and the Des Plaines River Trail in unincorporated Libertyville, roughly 40 miles north of Chicago. The area, according to the Tribune, is near the Strolls' home.

Officials were searching that area after Stroll's cell phone company pinged her mobile device and showed it as being located near the Des Plaines River Trail and Route 137, an area along which Stroll was known to ride her bike. Police, along with several deployed rescue units, discovered a body but have reportedly not found Stroll's phone.

"We don't know if foul play has been done," Michael Stroll told ABC's Eric Horng before the woman's body was discovered Tuesday. "We don't know if she has hit her head, and she's lying in a ditch someplace with her bike. We don't know anything, Eric. Nothing."

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