Body Found Near Missing Woman's Home

By Natalie Martinez
|  Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013  |  Updated 12:34 AM CDT
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Police are searching for a missing Gurnee woman who they say was last seen riding away on her bike Monday afternoon. Her family is now begging for help to find her. NBC5’s Natalie Martinez reports.

Police are searching for a missing Gurnee woman who they say was last seen riding away on her bike Monday afternoon. Her family is now begging for help to find her. NBC5’s Natalie Martinez reports.

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Officials with the Lake County Sheriff's Office say a body was found Tuesday afternoon in Libertyville, close to the home of a woman who's been missing since Monday.

Police would not comment on whether the body is that of Anne Stroll, 64, who didn't return home after leaving for her regular bike ride to Independence Park at around 3 p.m.

The female body was found at 2 p.m. in the 32000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue where sheriff's officials and officers with the Gurnee Police Department had been searching.

Stroll's husband, Michael, has been worried sick since his wife disappeared, and told NBC 5  that he couldn't imagine another day without his wife of seven years.

"She's just the kindest nicest person that I've ever met in my life," Stroll said. "The only thing that's keeping me going is hope that Annie's OK. That's my only hope."

Anne Stroll is an avid runner and bicyclist and mother of two. She left a note Monday telling her husband she was going for a short bike ride, but never returned.

"She's that important to me -- to her daughter, to her son, to everybody that knows her," Michael Stroll said.

Authorities utilized police officers and fire department personnel, dogs, rangers and helicopters in the exhaustive search near the Des Plaines River Trail.

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