Cause of Death Now Known

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Rockford police now know the cause of death of a 45-year-old Rockford woman whose body was found Sunday morning behind a dumpster.

Rochelle Moore was strangled to death. Her body was found behind the abrasive machine company early Sunday morning on south Madison in downtown Rockford. Police say the woman’s clothes were in disarray and they believe she may have been strangled Saturday night.

This latest death brings the number of homicides in Rockford to 12 this year.