Body found in river identified
By BRIAN STANLEY email@example.com August 30, 2012 4:06PM
Updated: October 1, 2012 5:51PM
ROCKDALE — The woman whose body was found in the Des Plaines River on Wednesday morning was reportedly depressed before she disappeared three days earlier.
Around 12:35 p.m. an employee standing on a platform at the Midwest Generation plant saw the body in the water and notified police. Joliet firefighters used a boat to recover the body and state police began investigating the death.
Will County Coroner Patrick K. O’Neil said the body of Jameka Rochelle-Williamson, 28, was “badly decomposed” but the Joliet woman was able to be identified from tattoos found on the remains.
On Sunday, Rochelle-Williamson’s relatives reported her missing to Joliet police after she was last scene around 7:30 a.m. According to reports, Rochelle-Williamson had recently been “despondent” and “threatened to jump in the river.”
An autopsy performed Thursday morning was inconclusive and O’Neil said toxicology results would be needed before determining the manner of her death.