Toxicology results released for missing Hoopeston women


HOOPESTON- Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson has confirmed the death of Amanda Walters-Pentecost is accidental.


The toxicology report revealed she had a non fatal dose of methamphetamine in her body. There was also no evidence of injuries, and she died from cold exposure.


On Sunday, Feb. 24 33-year-old Amanda Walters-Pentecost was found by a hunter in woods off of Route 9, less than a mile from Hoopeston.


Walters-Pentecost had been missing since January 31st. Police say she was last seen on a surveillance video near her apartment in Hoopeston. She reportedly dropped her purse on the ground and walked off.


Capt. Rod Kaag of the Vermilion County Sheriff's Department said there is no evidence that Walters-Pentecost was hurt or assaulted.

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