Body identified as missing Hoopeston woman

Body identified as missing Hoopeston woman

HOOPESTON — The body of a woman found southeast of Hoopeston on Sunday afternoon has been identified as 33-year-old Amanda J. Walters-Pentecost, according to the Vermilion County coroner’s office.

Ms. Walters-Pentecost was originally reported missing on Jan. 31. Preliminary autopsy results show her cause of death to be from cold exposure, according to the coroner’s office. Toxicology tests are pending.

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Danno wrote on February 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm

That's just dandy, News-Gazette. Amanda's family has endured a month of Horror. And all that you have to report is 'toxicology tests pending'?

Perhaps, her family requested no details. Perhaps law enforcement. Respectfully so. An earlier article mentioned ' along Rt 1', which may be my erroneous recollection. If not; no one noticed a person, perhaps staggering alongside Rt 1 in fridgid temps and, didn't stop?

Just why three sentences in two 'paragraphs' ending with a 'toxicology pending' finding? WHAT? No one else might say it, but here: "She may have been impaired (insert 'feel this way'), or otherwise (insert 'feel that way'). Ugh.


Brandon Booher wrote on February 25, 2013 at 10:02 pm

It's the news, if you don't like it don't read it.  If you can produce a better product impervious to criticism please do.  It's become quite annoying to read stories and see nothing but a "bitch fest" in the comments section.

sweet caroline wrote on February 25, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Brandon is right.  There's really no need for such sarcasm in posts.  Why can't we make our points without being so rude and argumentative?  I actually thought this artlcle contained as many facts as the public has a right to know at this point.  It's an ongoing investigation.  We'll have the answers soon enough.  Her family deserves to know what happened. 

Danno wrote on February 26, 2013 at 5:02 am

Brandon & sweet; you folks are right. Thanks for the 'tap' on the shoulder. I forgot to remember myself.