UPDATE: Coroner says Garden Hills woman died of natural causes

UPDATE: Coroner says Garden Hills woman died of natural causes

UPDATE, 2:22 p.m. Friday:

The Champaign County coroner said it appears a woman who was found dead in her Champaign home Thursday died of natural causes.

Coroner Duane Northrup said a family member found the 56-year-old woman dead in her home in the Garden Hills neighborhood late Thursday afternoon.

An autopsy was conducted Friday.

— Carol Vorel

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Original story, published Thursday:

CHAMPAIGN — Law-enforcement officials are investigating a dead body found on Paula Drive on the city's northwest side.

Champaign police confirmed they were called to the Garden Hills neighborhood to respond to a report of a dead body late Thursday afternoon.

Deputy Chief Troy Daniels said the body was that of a woman.

“At this point, the death does not appear to be suspicious,” Daniels told The News-Gazette on Thursday night.

— Tim Mitchell

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