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PONTIAC - Authorities are still waiting for test results before they close the case on Jennifer K. Broyles.

Broyles, 38, was last seen alive on Jan. 6 at a Pontiac bar. She was reported missing the next day by her family.

A pedestrian found her body on Jan. 11 on debris piled around the center pillar of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge, which crosses the Vermilion River.

"We are still waiting on results of lab tests from the autopsy," said Pontiac Police Maj. Jim Woolford. "There is no information to lead us one way or the other."

Woolford said all the interviews in the case have been completed, and the department still does not suspect foul play in Broyles' death.

The blood and toxicology tests are being conducted through the Livingston County coroner's office. Coroner Mike Burke said he is expecting the results to come in any day.

Autopsy results are typically made public at a coroner's inquest, if one is needed. Inquests determine the manner of death, including accidental or homicidal.

Broyles, a single mother of three boys, was a waitress at a local restaurant. She was an avid bowler.

Her family and friends said she never would have walked over the railroad bridge. They have always suspected something happened to her because it was unlike her to be gone.

Where her body was found lies between the bar she was last seen at and her home.

Friends took Broyles to Exit 197 tavern on Reynolds Street on Jan. 6. They say the last time they saw her was around 10 p.m.

Broyles did not drive.

"The test results should answer some questions," Woolford said. "We, as well as the public, are waiting to get the test results back."


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