Missing Dixon Woman Found Dead In Rock River

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 04/30 2014 11:54AM

Updated 04/30 2014 11:55AM

LEE COUNTY - A search for a missing woman comes to a tragic end.

Melva Meredith, 56, was found in the Rock River near the Rock River Estates boat launch in Lee County late Tuesday night.

The Lee County Sheriff's Dept. initially were called at 9am to locate Meredith.  Witnesses say that was the last time anyone saw her.  At 7:30pm, investigators learned of a vehicle submerged in the Rock River.

Dixon Rural Fire sent divers to find Meredith, but she was not in the car.  But, her body was found a short time later down the river.

Police are not ruling her death a homicide at this time.  But, the case is under investigation.

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