DIXON – Authorities have pulled the body of a missing Dixon woman from the Rock River.
The Telegraph in Dixon reported that 56-year-old Melva M. Meridith was pulled from the river Tuesday evening. She was last seen leaving her northern Illinois home Tuesday morning.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Department says a call came in reporting her missing about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Two hours later deputies received a report of a car in the Rock River between Dixon and Sterling. The car was empty but authorities continued to search the river, later finding Meridith’s body.