Suspicious death investigated in Barstow

Update: The Rock Island County Sheriff has relesed new information on the suspicious death investigation.

The body found was that of a 36-year-old woman who was found unresponsive outside of the reisdence.

She was declared dead by the Rock Island County Coroner's Office.

Lois Lanier is a neighbor and tells Local 4 News in the nearly 60 years she's lived in the area, she's never seen anything like this. 

"I was a little bit terrified because I've never seen so many police cars in the county out here....and the fact that there was so much activity, I mean I was scared because if there's somebody running loose I felt like I want to know, I want to make sure my doors are locked," she said. 

The Barstow Fire Department and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit were also on the scene.

The Rock Island County Sheriff's Office says this is an on-going investigation. 

Original Story: Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department tells Local 4 News they are investigating a suspicious death in Barstow.

A residence at 186th Street and 1st Avenue is taped off and multiple sheriff's department vehicles are nearby.

Local 4 News was the first crew on the scene and will provide more details as they become available.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Local 4 News, Fox 18 News and for updates.


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