Police discover body of missing Harvard woman in storage unit

Death investigation remains ongoing, Roscoe police say

A Harvard woman was found dead Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in this U-Haul Storage unit at Illinois 251 and McCurry Road near Roscoe. Authorities have identified the woman as Michelle Arnold-Boesigner, 33, of Harvard. The cause of the woman's death is pending further studies. Randy Stukenberg for Shaw Media.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is assisting multiple police departments with a death investigation after officials on Tuesday discovered the body of a missing McHenry County woman in a U-Haul storage unit.

The body has been identified as 33-year old Michelle Arnold-Boesiger of Harvard.

An autopsy performed Wednesday by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office could not determine a preliminary cause of death, Coroner Bill Hintz said. A final cause of death finding could be six to eight weeks away, allowing time for additional testing, Hintz said.

Officers with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation and Roscoe Police Department discovered the body Tuesday in a storage unit in the area of Route 251 and McCurry Road in Roscoe, according to a news release.

It was not immediately clear Thursday how long Arnold-Boesiger’s body had been in the unit, Hintz said.

This investigation was tied to a missing person’s report that the Holiday Hills Police Department received on Jan. 3, according to the release. That investigation was turned over to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 26.

Through the course of the investigation, police obtained a warrant to search the storage unit where they discovered the body, according to the release.

There is no reason to believe the public is at risk, according to a news release the Roscoe Police Department issued Tuesday.

The death investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact the criminal investigation division at 815-334-4750.