Evanston police are investigating the death of Sharon Eckersall. Fire Department paramedics had gone to her home at about 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 after receiving an ambulance call “for an unresponsive female found in her bed.” They notified police that she was dead.

Police at this time are conducting a death investigation, and, based on the scene examination by investigators, there is no apparent indicators of foul play at this time, said Commander Jay Parrott of the Evanston Police Department. However, the body will be sent for a post-mortem examination to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death, he said.

Ms. Eckersall, 69, was elected Township Assessor and was to take office on Jan. 1, 2014.