Woman believed to have died of overdose in her vehicle in Marilla Park in Streator

Autopsy will be conducted by coroner’s office, police say

A woman died Monday morning after she was found in her vehicle at Marilla Park in Streator.

An officer discovered the 41-year-old woman seated in her running vehicle while patrolling the park. Police believe her death was an overdose. Drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle, police said. An autopsy will be conducted by the La Salle County Coroner’s Office.

The woman had two pets – a dog and two cats – that were taken by the Streator Animal Control officer.