Illinois State Police investigating death of Rushville woman

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation and Division of Forensic Services crime scene investigators are conducting an investigation into the death of a Rushville woman at the request of the Rushville Police Department. 

The Rushville Police Department responded to a 911 call on July 31 at approximately 11:45 p.m. at residence in the 300 block of North Jackson in Rushville. Upon arrival, Rushville Police Department officers located Sarah Demaree, 39, who was experiencing a medical emergency. Demaree was transported to an area hospital and later flown to a regional hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. DCI Zone 4 agents were notified of the death and responded to the residence in Rushville to conduct the death investigation.

An autopsy was conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 1, in Springfield. Results of the autopsy are pending toxicology results, which may take several weeks.

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