Suspicious Death Investigation

The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office is reporting an ongoing investigation into a death of a rural Yankton woman that is being called suspicious.

Following a report by family members who discovered the body of Deborah Lynne Schock age 61 in her residence on September 7th , an investigation was begun by the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigation.

Officials say it appeared that Schock had been deceased for several days.

An autopsy was conducted in Sioux Falls on September 9th but final results will not be available until further forensic testing is complete.

Sheriff Jim Vlahakis says additional information will be released when it is certain it will not compromise the investigation.