UPDATE: Body Found in Kyte Creek in Ogle County Identified

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

UPDATE: The body of the man pulled out of Kyte Creek in Hillcrest Monday night has been identified as 32-year-old Phillip Rainwater of Rochelle.

At this time, no signs of foul play were discovered and the investigation remains open.

Police say that during the investigation they learned from family that they believed Rainwater had moved to Southern Illinois around January 1st.


UPDATE: The Ogle County Sheriff's Department is trying to identify a body pulled out of a creek.

Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn says just before 7:00 p.m. Monday a jogger spotted a body floating in Kyte Creek in Hillcrest, that's just north of Rochelle.

The coroner's office believes the man is between 35-50 years old, about 5'7" tall and around 200 pounds. The man appears to be either white or Hispanic, had black medium length hair, and short facial hair. He was wearing a dark sweatshirt, dark T-shirt, and blue jeans with a woven leather belt and blue athletic shoes.

Sheriff Harn said there are no current reports of missing adults within the county and asks that anyone with information in identifying the man call 815-732-6666.


HILLCREST (WIFR) -- The Ogle County Sheriff's Department is trying to identify a body pulled out of a creek.

Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn says just before 7:00 p.m. Monday a jogger spotted a body floating in Kyte Creek in Hillcrest, that's just north of Rochelle.

Harn says it looks like the body has been in the water for some time and they can't tell the victim's age or if it's man or a woman.

An autopsy is set for Tuesday. Harn says as of right now there are no missing person cases in Ogle County.


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