Body of Woman in Her Thirties Found in Des Plaines River Near Allison Pavillion Identified as Sangitagen Patel

Glenview Fire Department and Prospect Heights Fire Department responded to a discovery of a body in river debris near the Allision Pavillion in the Cook County Forest Preserve in unincorporated Wheeling Township. The body was discovered about 12:30 p.m. in the Des Plaines River about one-quarter mile south of Milwaukee Avenue by a couple that was kayaking. Firefighters and divers staged near Lake Avenue and River Road for a short time.

The body has been identified as Sangitagen Patel, 32. She was missing since January 2, 2010 and was last seen when she left her job at a Subway restaurant in Wheeling.

Citizens with any possible leads or information are asked to call the Cook County Forest Preserve (708) 771-1001.

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