ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. — Police were searching intensely for a missing 60-year-old woman Monday night. A body was found at about 11:00 p.m. in the Silver Creek nature preserve near Mascoutah, Illinois. Police confirm Tuesday that it is Tracy L. Gray’s body. Foul play is not suspected in this case.
Tracy L. Gray’s family had not heard from her since about noon on Monday. They found her car in the parking lot of Silver Creek preserve at about 7:00 p.m. That’s when St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputies and volunteer firefighters from multiple departments searched for some time using equipment including drones.
Gray’s family members were emotional as they left the area once the body was discovered. The cause and manner of death have not been determined yet.
Sergeant James Hendrix with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department says that he does not anticipate putting out any additional information because foul play is not suspected and he is trying to be sympathetic to Gray’s family.
Hendrix tells us Gray was from rural Mascoutah in St. Clair County not far from the preserve.