UPDATE: Coroner ID's Geneva Woman Found Dead of Gunshot Wound Outside Her Home; 'Person of Interest' Released

UPDATE: Coroner ID’s Geneva Woman Found Dead of Gunshot Wound Outside Her Home; ‘Person of Interest’ Released

The 700 block of McKinley Avenue in Geneva. (CREDIT: Google Maps)


The Kane County Coroner’s Office has identified the 43-year-old Geneva woman dead from a gunshot wound outside her home on McKinley Drive.

According to a Coroner’s Office news release, the woman is Jodi Grzeda-Anderson. Kane County Coroner Rob Russell said Grzeda-Anderson’s body was found in the back yard of her home.

Following an autopsy, which was conducted May 6, 2022, the preliminary cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head. Toxicology was sent out to a lab and results are pending.

Police News - New CarAccording to the Geneva Police Department news release, a female relative living in the Chicago area called police at 8:02 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, to report the Geneva woman as possibly missing since 5 a.m. May 3.

Geneva and St. Charles police responded to conduct a well-being check at a home in the 700 block of McKinley Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers met with a male family member who was unable to answer officer questions or provide any substantiated information on the missing woman.

Officers subsequently checked the home’s property and found the woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

(CREDIT: Google Maps)

The male family member was taken into custody as a person of interest. The Daily Herald reported on May 9 that Geneva police have released the man, and no charges have been filed as of Friday, May 13.

The Kane County Major Crimes Unit was called to the home to assist with the investigation. Geneva police do not believe there is a general threat to the public.

Future updates may be provided as more details become available.

Geneva police request anyone with information about the incident to call the department’s Investigations Division at 630-232-4736.

SOURCE: Geneva Police Department news release