UPDATE: Body Found by Construction Crew

UPDATE: The name of the deceased man found is 51-year-old Wade Quam of Rockford.

When police arrived on scene they could see cuts on Quam's face. The Winnebago County Coroner's Office says those were not conducive to his death.

His cause of death is pending further toxicology results.



ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The body of a man was found by members of the Morgan Street Bridge construction crew this morning.

The body was found on Buchanan Street just off of Morgan on the west side of the Rock River. There was no identification on the body and there is no indication of how the man died.

Police tell us the body belonged to a white male around 50 years old. An autopsy was performed this afternoon, but the coroner's office says it will need to conduct more tests before determining a cause of death.

We will have more information as it becomes available.


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