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Missing woman's body found in Wayne County, Ill.

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A woman was found dead in Wayne County, Illinois early Saturday morning after she was reported missing for several hours, according to the coroner.

Georgina E. Vacio, 49, from Chicago, Illinois attended a service at the New Life World Church in Fairfield Friday night. She got up and left in the middle of the service sometime between 7:15 p.m.  This was the last time she was seen alive.

After the service was over, Vacio's son and brother couldn't find her.  Her son and brother along with some church members searched for her for a couple hours.

On Saturday morning, at 1:49 a.m., police found Vacio dead in a creek about three tenths of a mile away from the church, according to Wayne County Coroner Jimmy Taylor.  Vacio was reportedly in poor health.

The coroner says Vacio died of exposure to the elements.  No foul play is suspected.

The Illinois State Police was assisted at the scene by the Fairfield Police Department, Wayne County Sheriffs Department, Fairfield Fire Department, Fairfield Rural Fire Department, Geff Fire Department, Wayne County EMA, and the Wayne County Coroner.

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