Effingham police investigate discovery of body

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EFFINGHAM - The Effingham Police Department is investigating a report of a person found dead at an apartment building Tuesday morning.

Effingham police say officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 700 block of North 3rd Street at about 7:57 a.m. for a report of a deceased person.  Upon arriving, officers say they found an unresponsive 17-year-old girl.  The girl was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:13 a.m.

Authorities say the initial investigation into this discovery shows no signs of injury or foul play.  An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Effingham Police and Illinois State Police continue to investigate.  We will provide more details as they become available.

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