Roxana Police identify woman found dead inside U-Haul van

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on February 9, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 9 at 6:41 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Investigators have identified a woman found dead in a van outside of a store in South Roxana Saturday.

Roxana authorities said Frances Ragen, 42, of East Alton, was found dead inside of a U-Haul van outside of the Dollar General Store in the 400 block of Broadway Avenue.

Police ask that anyone who may have had contact with Ragen from last Tuesday until Friday to contact South Roxana Police at 618-254-7469.

Ragen’s preliminary autopsy report did not find any trauma related to her death. Toxicology testing is now scheduled.

An employee of the Dollar General discovered Ragen slumped over the wheel of the van in the parking lot and called police.

An investigation is ongoing. 

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