Body Found on West Side

By: Mark Berman
By: Mark Berman

New details about a body found on Rockford's west side Wednesday night. The Winnebago County Coroner's Office says the victim was dead for at least 24 hours before he was found. Someone found him wrapped in a blanket in the backyard of a vacant house at West State & Foster. An anonymous phone call led to the discovery. The body is currently a John Doe. That means the victim has not been identified.

Police are not saying what trauma, if any, may have led to the man’s death. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

If you have any information that might help police determine what happened, please call Rockford Area Crimestoppers at 963-7867.

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