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Missing Streamwood woman, 20, found dead

Updated: December 26, 2012 6:31AM

STREAMWOOD — A 20-year-old Streamwood woman who had been reported missing earlier this month was found dead in a park in the village on Thanksgiving Day.

Rachel Morris was last seen on Monday, Nov. 12, about 8 p.m., in the area of 777 S. Bartlett Road, near Shady Oaks Park in the village, Streamwood police said in a missing person alert issued after her disappearance.

Morris was found in a wetland area of the park, police said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:41 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Based on an autopsy Friday, foul play is not suspected and the case is not considered a homicide, police said, although the exact cause of death was still not known. They said Morris had a history of substance and alcohol abuse.

Anyone with information and/or concerns is urged to contact the Streamwood Police Department Investigations Division at (630) 736-3700. Confidential/anonymous information can be left on the police crime tip line at (630) 736-3719.

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