Unidentified death in Franklin County

BENTON, Ill. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of an unknown white female who was discovered in a rural area west of Zeigler, Illinois.

The female was transported to the Herrin Hospital after she was located by individuals operating an all-terrain vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The identity of the female is unknown.

If you have any information, please contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s office at (618) 438-4841.

UPDATE (1/13/2019) — Detectives have identified the identity of the female . Release of her name is pending upon notification of family.

This is an ongoing investigation. Information will be updated as it is released.