|Female Body found near Hoopeston; Autopsy scheduled|
Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson confirms an autopsy is planned today (Mon) on the body of a female found Sunday in a wooded area, east of Hoopeston.
The coroner nor investigators would say, for sure, if the body is that of Amanda “Mandy” Walters-Pentecost. The 33-year-old woman from Watseka has been the subject of a search since she disappeared February 1st.
Sheriff’s Police, Hoopeston Police and the Coroner were on the scene of the discovery. Chief Sheriff’s Investigator Rod Kaag says a man hunting deer antlers found the remains in a wooded area, a half mile east of Hoopeston, and a half-mile south of Illinois route 9.
Tira Howaniac (Ho-whan-E –ac) has been acting-spokesperson for the family of Mandy Pentecost during a three-week search……
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Mandy Walters-Pentecost was last seen in Hoopeston.