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UPDATE 1/12/19 at 5:40 a.m.

The Kane County Coroner's Office released autopsy results Friday for an autistic Bristol woman who was found following a large search Thursday morning and was pronounced deceased at an area hospital later that day.

According to a press release, the cause of death for 37-year-old Wendy Lippard of Bristol was drowning.

Coroner's officer officials say that toxicology samples were collected during the autopsy, and have been sent to a forensic lab.

In an updated post Thursday evening, Kendall County Sheriff's Office officials said that cold temperatures on Wednesday evening when the incident began may have been a factor.

Officials said the sheriff's office activated the “Everbridge Mass Notification System” to gather assistance from residents in locating Lippard, who had wandered from her residence with insufficient clothing on for the freezing weather conditions at approximately 7:15 pm.

Deputies responded to the 0-100 block of Basswood Ct. in Bristol for a report of a missing autistic and endangered female, who was later identified as Lippard.

Several Police and Fire personnel were called in to help search for the woman, who sheriff's officials reported early Thursday morning, was located and was transported to Rush Copley Hospital in Aurora for medical attention.

The search, primarily in the area of Galena Rd. and Highland Dr. included the sheriff's office deploying their drone and a Chicago Police Department helicopter being called in.

Following her transportation to the hospital, Lippard was pronounced deceased.

Sheriff's officials say that an investigation is on-going, with the assistance of the Kane County Coroner's Office.

Yorkville Police Department, Montgomery Police Department, Oswego Police Department, Chicago Police Department, Bristol-Kendall Fire Department, and the Kendall County Emergency Management Search and Rescue Team all assisted.

UPDATE 1/11/19 at 6:00 a.m.

An autopsy takes place Friday for the autistic Bristol woman who was found after a large search Thursday morning and was pronounced deceased at an area hospital.

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office said in an updated post on Thursday evening that cold temperatures on Wednesday evening when the incident began may have been a factor.

Officials said the sheriff's office activated the “Everbridge Mass Notification System” to gather assistance from residents in locating a 37 year-old female with autism who had wandered from her residence with insufficient clothing on for the freezing weather conditions at approximately 7:15 pm.

Deputies responded to the 0-100 block of Basswood Court in Bristol for a report of a missing 37 year-old autistic and endangered female named Wendy Lippard of Bristol Twp.

Several Police and Fire personnel were called in to help search for the woman, who sheriff's officials reported early Thursday morning, was located and was transported to Rush Copley Hospital in Aurora for medical attention.

The search, primarily in the area of Galena Road and Highland Drive included the sheriff's office deploying their drone and a Chicago Police Department helicopter being called in.

Following transportation to the hospital, Lippard was pronounced deceased.

Sheriff's officials say that they are conducting an active investigation into the incident with the assistance of the Kane County Coroner's Office.

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell says that an autopsy on Lippard will be performed at some time on Friday morning.

Yorkville Police Department, Montgomery Police Department, Oswego Police Department, Chicago Police Department, Bristol-Kendall Fire Department, and the Kendall County Emergency Management Search and Rescue Team all assisted.

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m., 1/10/19

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office says that a woman with autism who was found following a large search in Bristol Twp. early Thursday morning was pronounced deceased after being transported to an area hospital.

Sheriff's officials said that on Wednesday night around 7:15 p.m., deputies responded to the 0-100 block of Basswood Court in Bristol for a report of a missing 37 year-old autistic and endangered female named Wendy Lippard.

Several Police and Fire personnel were called in to help search for the woman, who sheriff's officials reported around 1:30 a.m. was located and was transported to Rush Copley Hospital in Aurora for medical attention.

The search, primarily in the area of Galena Road and Highland Drive included the sheriff's office deploying their drone and a Chicago Police Department helicopter being called in.

Following transportation to the hospital, Lippard was pronounced deceased.

Sheriff's officials say that they are conducting an active investigation into the incident with the assistance of the Kane County Coroner's Office.

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell says that an autopsy on Lippard will be performed at some time on Friday morning.

Yorkville Police Department, Montgomery Police Department, Oswego Police Department, Chicago Police Department, Bristol-Kendall Fire Department, and the Kendall County Emergency Management Search and Rescue Team all assisted.

ORIGINAL:

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office says that a large search for a missing woman with autism in Bristol Twp. concluded, early Thursday morning and the woman was hospitalized.

Sheriff's officials said that on Wednesday night around 7:15 p.m., deputies responded to the 0-100 block of Basswood Court in Bristol for a report of a missing 37 year-old Autistic and Endangered female named Wendy.

Several Police and Fire personnel were called in to help search for the woman who sheriff's officials reported around 1:30 a.m. was located and was transported to an area hospital for medical attention.

The search, primarily in the area of Galena Road and Highland Drive included the sheriff's office deploying their drone and a Chicago Police Department helicopter being called in.

Yorkville Police Department, Montgomery Police Department, Oswego Police Department, Chicago Police Department, Bristol-Kendall Fire Department, and the Kendall County Emergency Management Search and Rescue Team all assisted.

Information provided in this report has been obtained from area authorities, including but not limited to local police, fire and emergency dispatch officials. Information is sourced only from official sources of public information unless otherwise stated. Subjects listed who have been charged or cited for crimes have not been proven guilty in court and all acts are alleged.