Police say woman found dead in ‘mechanical device’ in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, IL — Police in Carbondale, Illinois, are investigating after a woman’s body was found in a “mechanical device.”

A Carbondale Police Department news release says officers responded to a report that someone was trapped in the device in the 800 block of West Mill Street — the address of Carbondale Towers apartments. When officers arrived, they found a 37-year-old woman dead inside of it. Her body was found around 1:49 a.m. Friday.

The news release does not describe the type of device, and the victim’s names is not being released pending family notification.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about the incident call the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200.