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Body of wife of Nobel-winning professor found at landfill

AP  |  Rockford 

Authorities in northern are investigating the death of the wife of a winning whose body was found at a landfill hours after the couple were reported missing in

The says in a release that deputies found 80-year-old Sumire Negishi's body and the couple's car Tuesday at Orchard Hills Landfill outside Rockford shortly after they found 82-year-old Ei-ichi Negishi walking nearby.

The sheriff's department says foul play is not suspected, but wouldn't discuss autopsy results. The release says the husband is hospitalized.

The couple were reported missing Monday from their home about 200 miles (320 kilometers) away in West Lafayette, Indiana, where Ei-ichi is a

The Japanese won a in chemistry in 2010.

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First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 00:35 IST