Two girls, both juveniles, were taken into custody about 2 a.m. Sunday in connection with the discovery of a Morrison, Illinois, woman's body. 

Formal charges are pending, according to Morrison police, in connection with the body that was found during a house fire Saturday in Morrison.

Morrison Police, along with the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office and Morrison firefighters, responded about 1:06 p.m. June 8 to a house fire at 805 W. Park St.  While firefighters entered the home, they discovered the body of Peggy S. Schroeder, 53. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Whiteside County Coroner’s Office.

The incident remains under investigation by Morrison police and Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of other agencies.



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