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Fox Lake police ID woman whose body was found in Nippersink Lake

57-year-old woman's dog was also found dead on the water

FOX LAKE – Police said they do not suspect foul play in the death of a 57-year-old woman whose body they recovered Saturday afternoon from Nippersink Lake.

Fox Lake police said they responded to the scene for a call of a deceased dog that was found on the water at 2:45 p.m. near the 200 block of Leisure Drive in Nippersink Lake. Before recovering the dog, police said an officer checked along the shoreline and also found the woman dead close to shore.

Police released the identity of the woman Sunday afternoon. Mary T. Anton resided in the 100 block of Arthur Street in Fox Lake.

Anton’s son reported the woman missing on Friday evening. Fox Lake officials said her son told investigators that he went to her home to check on her but discovered that she was not there and that her dog also was missing. 

Investigators spoke with neighbors and were able to determine that Anton was last seen at her home around noon Friday. Her phone and purse were found at her home, police said.

Police said a preliminary investigation shows no evidence of foul play. There were no obvious signs of trauma to Anton or the dog.

Investigators said there is little evidence available at this time to determine a manner of death. 

The Lake County Coroner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy for Monday.  Officials said the death investigation will continue.

Fox Lake police are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to call them at 847-587-3100.

Police said they will provide more details to the public as events warrant.

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