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Woman found dead yesterday near City Hall identified

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The individual who was found dead yesterday morning under a gazebo near City Hall has been identified.

The woman was 49-year-old Miriam M. Rutherford of Kokomo, according to the Howard County Coroner’s Office. Her family has been located and notified.

Yesterday morning at approximately 8:12 a.m., officials from the Howard County Coroner’s Office were called to the gazebo across from City Hall in the 100 block of South Union Street, after being notified that a female had been found unconscious and unresponsive.

The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene by Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo EMS at 8:10 a.m.

An autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon at the Howard County Coroner’s Office. Foul play is not suspected.

Anyone with additional information may call the Howard County Coroner’s Office at 765-456-1186 or the Kokomo Police Department at 1-800-222-TIPS.