Body of missing nursing student from Schaumburg found

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The body of a missing 27-year-old woman from Schaumburg has been found.

The family of Sheila Khalili, who was a nursing student at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, released a statement through an attorney Thursday:

"The family of Sheila Khalili extends their deepest thanks to the efforts of law enforcement, the media, Olivet Nazarene University as well as the many friends and relatives that contributed their time and efforts to the search for the recovery of Sheila. The location of the car and the recovery of Sheila's body gives the family closure and they understand that without the help of law enforcement, the media and the public, they would never have closure in her disappearance."

Khalili's car was found in a pond at Interstate 57 between 6000 and 7000 Road on the north side of Bourbonnais. Divers began searching the pond at about 4 a.m. It's unclear if her body was found in the car or near the scene.

Police are still on the scene investigating.