76 year-old woman drowns in Van Buren County

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

A 76 year-old Illinois woman is dead after drowning while she was staying with her son at a Van Buren County lake house.

The incident happened in the 66000 block of County Road 376.

Police say the woman, who was suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s, went to bed around 10 p.m. Sunday night.

When her son got up to check on her at 2 a.m. on Monday, he could not find her. She was found in the waters of Van Auken Lake a short time later.

The woman's name has not been released, and an investigation is ongoing.

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