Melting Snow Reveals Missing Woman's Body

Jeanne Pike, 60, was reported missing by her family just before Christmas

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011  |  Updated 2:15 PM CDT
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Melting Snow Reveals Missing Woman's Body

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Melting snow has revealed the body of a 60-year-old north suburban woman who'd been missing since just before Christmas.

Jeanne Pike was found in a wooded area in Winthrop Harbor on Tuesday morning by a Union Pacific Railroad employee, the Daily Herald reported.

She had been reported missing on Dec. 21.

"The family reported that she had just walked off," said Winthrop Harbor Sgt. Leonard Cabrini.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday, but foul play is not initially suspected.

"It's certainly possible (her death was due to cold) exposure, considering where she was found," said Lake County Coroner Dr. Richard Keller.

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