Danville police investigating woman's death

UPDATED 9 p.m.

DANVILLE — Police still are investing the death of a 50-year-old Danville woman, whose body was found in her home Thursday night.

Vermilion County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Wilson said that Joan E. Duckworth, 50, of Danville was found late Thursday evening at her home by relatives.  

Public Safety Director Larry Thomason said one of the woman’s relatives became concerned after she had not seen her for several days. She went to the woman’s residence in the 500 block of Porter Street, discovered the body and called Danville police.

According to a preliminary report from an autopsy that was performed on Friday, Ms. Duckworth appeared to have died from blunt force trauma.

The Danville Police Department and Vermilion County coroner’s office are continuing their investigation of the case.
 

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