Police in Illinois have launched a multi-agency investigation after the body of a woman who had disappeared in early January was discovered in a U-Haul storage unit last week.
Michelle Arnold-Boesiger, who was living in the small city of Harvard in McHenry County, was reported missing on Jan. 3, according to the county sheriff's office. An investigation into her disappearance began on Jan. 26. On Thursday, police in Roscoe announced that a dead body that was discovered at a storage unit complex at Route 251 and McCurry was the 33-year-old woman. Her body was discovered on Tuesday, police previously announced.
Roscoe police did not indicate what led the multi-agency team to investigate the storage units.
No cause of death was determined after an autopsy was performed on Wednesday by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office; a final cause of death report is pending further testing, according to local outlet Northwest Herald.
Arnold-Boesiger was living in Harvard at the time of her disappearance but was reported missing to police in Holiday Hills, about 30 miles away. A former neighbor of Arnold-Boesiger, who said she lived below her in nearby Marengo in 2019, said that Arnold-Boesiger had left town quickly.
“She was only here about six months,” Meg Eyeta told CBS 2. “She was having issues and then she had to move out of state. And that’s the last I heard from her. … It was just all of a sudden, ‘I have to go’ — so I don’t know if she was having issues with someone. This was a shock when I found this out.”
Police in Roscoe assured the public that there is no reason to believe they are at risk. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call McHenry County Sheriff's investigators at (815) 334-4750.
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