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Article updated: 11/24/2012 12:58 PM

Death of Streamwood woman, 20, not a homicide, police say

Investigators carry equipment into Shady Oaks Park Friday morning.

Investigators carry equipment into Shady Oaks Park Friday morning.

 

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

On Friday, police carry equipment into the park after the body of Rachel Morris was discovered there Thursday.

On Friday, police carry equipment into the park after the body of Rachel Morris was discovered there Thursday.

 

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Rachel Morris, September 2012

Rachel Morris, September 2012

 
Rachel Morris, October 2011

Rachel Morris, October 2011

 
On Friday, police carry equipment into the park after the body of Rachel Morris was discovered there Thursday.

On Friday, police carry equipment into the park after the body of Rachel Morris was discovered there Thursday.

 

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

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Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 20-year-old Streamwood woman who had been missing 10 days before her body was discovered Thursday, according to Streamwood police.

Determination of Rachel Morris' cause of death is awaiting the result of toxicology tests which could take weeks, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Morris' body was found in the wetland area of Shady Oaks Park, 777 S. Bartlett Road in Streamwood, where she was last seen Nov. 12.

Streamwood police declined to comment Friday on the circumstances surrounding her death beyond issuing a brief statement that it is not being considered a homicide.

A family representative reached Friday declined to comment.

Morris had been an employee of the Sonic Drive-in at 590 S. Barrington Road in Streamwood.

"She worked here since the store opened two years ago," manager Kyle Rome said. "She was a good worker and she put people here in a good mood."

According to friend Nathan Weber, Morris attended Tefft Middle School and Streamwood High School.

A Facebook tribute, "Memorial for Rachel Morris," was created Friday.

In a similar missing person case earlier this month, another young adult -- 25-year-old Vance Nwankwo of South Barrington -- was found dead 10 days after a Halloween party at a Schaumburg nightclub.

He also was found near where he had last been seen, with his body recovered from a pond near his house where he was dropped off by a taxi. An official ruling on the cause of his death is also awaiting toxicology reports.

Streamwood Police asked that anyone with information or concerns about the death of Rachel Morris contact the Investigations Division at (630) 736-3700. Confidential and anonymous information can be left on the department's crime tip line at (630) 736-3719.

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