Authorities identify body found in Rend Lake

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County authorities have identified a body that surfaced yesterday at Rend Lake as that of a 24-year-old Christopher woman whose car was found completely submerged a short distance from where her body was found.

Sheriff Don Jones says Alicia Rae Anglese was found in shallow water near the shore adjacent to the South Marcum boat launch.

Her body was found by a fisherman. Jones says her death is believed to be a suicide or accident. However, the investigation continues to rule out foul play.

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy for tomorrow afternoon.