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Police still awaiting cause of death for Geneva woman

Police say body found on tracks still ‘an open case’

Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:34 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:37 p.m. CDT

GENEVA – Geneva police said Tuesday that they were still waiting for a definitive cause of death of a woman found dead on railroad tracks on the city’s east side Sunday.

“Basically, this is considered an open case at this point,” Geneva Police Cmdr. Julie Nash said. “We really don’t have anything at this point until we have a definitive cause of death.”

Police found the body of Kathleen M. King, 32, of Geneva, on the Union Pacific Railway tracks at 6:50 a.m. Sunday, south of Esping Park.

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell said the office still was in the process of determining a preliminary cause of death.

“I cannot comment right now because the investigation is ongoing,” Russell said. “We are working closely with Geneva police.”

A Metra conductor saw King’s body on the tracks, police said in a statement. She was found less than half a mile from where she lived in the 800 block of Oak Street.

King’s house was in foreclosure for the second time, according to Kane County court records. Bank of America began foreclosure proceedings Nov. 1, 2011, but the case was dismissed without prejudice, according to court records.

Bank of America sought foreclosure again Nov. 29, 2012, and the case was still pending. According to court records, the next court date was scheduled for July 21.

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