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Coroner investigating New Year’s Eve death

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a 39-year-old woman who was found dead on New Year’s Eve.

According to Coroner David Harris, he responded to a Vandalia home where the body was found. Harris said an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

The identity has not been made public at this time. No further information is being released as the death continues to be investigated by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, the Vandalia Police Department and the Illinois State Police. 

Harris added in his press release that the New Year’s Eve call was his fourth in the last three days of 2022. All of the other deaths, he said, were from natural causes.