The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday recovered the body of a 53-year-old woman, reported missing since Thursday noon. Authorities identified the deceased as Tracey Matthews Anticouni, a resident of the 2700 block of Mullins Road.
A family member discovered Anticouni’s body in a wooded area near her home around 1:15 p.m, according to St. Clair County investigator Scott Toth. The startling discovery was made after a group of volunteers started searching for the woman.
“There were no signs of foul play and the coroner’s office will conduct toxicology testing,” said Toth, according to a STL Today report. Toth further added that there were no signs of trauma to the victim’s body.
The Hunt for Tracey Matthews Anticouni
Anticouni’s family organized a search for the missing woman, scheduled to commence around 12 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers from the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency gathered at the Anticouni residence to partake in the search operation.
What We Know About Tracey Matthews Anticouni
Tracey Matthews Anticouni, a resident of Millstadt, went missing on Thursday noon. Her husband, Anthony Anticouni, filed a missing-person report after she disappeared after a phone conversation with him.
According to a Belleville News report, Anthony was at work when Tracey’s disappeared.
Investigation on her case revealed that the deceased was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tracey had a ‘series of depressive episodes’ in the past, as told by her husband.
The 53-year-old took no ID or money with her. Furthermore, she hadn’t even taken a coat or packed a bag before she disappeared.
Anthony Anticouni wrote on his Facebook page on Dec. 30: “My beautiful wife went missing yesterday… She suffers from severe PTSD and has not been of sound mind for a few days.”