Police investigate after body of Terri Anderson found

By WEEK Producer

June 2, 2014 Updated Jun 2, 2014 at 11:58 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Peoria Police Department has now switched gears from a missing person's case to a murder investigation. And today, a plea for the public's help.

56-year-old Terri Anderson had been missing for nearly two weeks.

Then Saturday evening, a father and son pulled off the side North Galena Road, and found her body in the ditch.

Authorities confirm she was wearing only a pair of shorts when they found her.

The cause of death is strangling.

In a press conference today, Lieutenant Willie King said the biggest challenge officers now face is lack of information.

“We have no evidence to indicate that the husband had any involvement in this,” said King. “All we can do is follow up on whatever leads come in, and we go where the evidence leads. If the evidence leads us back to the husband then that's where we'll go. If it leads us back to someone else, then that's who we'll go after.”

At this point, police say they have no suspects in the case, including Anderson's ex-husband Daniel Wilson, who is believed to be the last person to see her alive.

Police will to continue to canvas the area, but are also asking for your help.

If you know anything, you are asked to call the Peoria Police Department, or Crime Stoppers at 309-673-9000.

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