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Aurora police identify body found in vehicle

Updated: March 2, 2013 12:02PM

AURORA — Police have identified the woman who was found dead in a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon as an Aurora resident who was known to have medical problems.

Police are continuing to investigate the death of 35-year-old Abigail Sanchez, whose body was found in her live-in boyfriend’s pickup truck in the 600 block of Front Street.

At about 1 p.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle that had been parked and running on the street for several hours.

They found Sanchez, of the 800 block of North Gladstone Avenue., on the passenger side floor board unconscious and not breathing. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

When Sanchez was removed from the vehicle there were no outward signs of trauma to her body, police said. Police said Thursday that Sanchez had known medical problems.

Sanchez was reported missing at 8 a.m. Wednesday by a family member, police said. The family member became concerned, police said, after learning from Sanchez’s boyfriend that she had not returned to their apartment since she left to give a female acquaintance a ride at around noon on Tuesday.

Police said investigators were told that a man was seen getting out of the truck in which Sanchez’s body was found at about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Police believe they know the identity of the man, and also know who the woman is who received the ride from Sanchez on Tuesday. Police were attempting to find them for questioning Thursday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora Police Investigators at 630-256-5500.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday at the Kane County Coroner’s Office.

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