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McLean County coroner identifies woman found dead in vehicle

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The McLean County Coroner's office has released the name of a missing woman who was found dead in a parked vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

Brittany Mitchell, 46, of Normal, was identified as the woman who was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1100 block of West Front Street in Bloomington around 1 p.m.

According to a joint release from the coroner and both the Bloomington and Normal police departments, a cause of death is pending a toxicology report.

Senior deputy coroner Molly Sullivan declined to share any further information regarding the circumstances of Mitchell's death, citing an active investigation.

Mitchell was last heard from on Sunday. The Normal Police Department issued a missing-person alert for Mitchell on Tuesday, just a few hours before her body was found in Bloomington. Normal Police described her as a "missing endangered female."

The incident remains under investigation by the coroner's office and the Bloomington Police Department.

Lyndsay Jones is a reporter at WGLT. She joined the station in 2021. You can reach her at lljone3@ilstu.edu.
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