Body Found in Car Pulled from Rock River Confirmed as Emily Anderson

Forensic Odontologist positively identified the body as that of Anderson.

ROCKFORD - The Winnebago County Coroner's Office has confirmed that the body found in Emily Anderson's car pulled from the Rock River on Sunday is Emily Anderson.

A Forensic Odontologist positively identified the body following an examination on Tuesday.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says Anderson's vehicle had been in the Rock River for "some time." An autopsy was also completed on Tuesday; Anderson's official cause of death has not yet been determined.

She was first reported missing by family back in June. She was last seen during the early morning hours of June 19 at the Steak 'n' Shake in Machesney Park off of Rt. 173.

More than three months later, on Sunday, Anderson's car was finally found submerged in the Rock River behind a home on Fantail Place in Roscoe. At the time, Hintz confirmed a body was found inside the vehicle, which they confirmed was registered to Anderson, but couldn't confirm the body was her.

Following the autopsy Tuesday they determined the body was of a female, by late morning Wednesday, they had confirmed it was Anderson.

The Loves Park Police Department continues to investigate her death.


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