Rockford Police Investigating Body Found in Alley

UPDATE: New information about a body found in an alley near a local hospital. The Winnebago County Coroner says the 23-year-old likely died from a drug over dose. It is the 10th drug related death in January alone.

The information comes from a preliminary report. An autopsy is scheduled Monday, for 23-year-old Kelsey Fowler. However, it could take weeks for toxicology reports to come back. Fowler was found at around 8 a.m. Saturday morning in the 2400 block of Edgemont Street, which is near Rockford Memorial Hospital. Friends of the victim say he will be missed.

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford police are waiting on autopsy results to determine what happened to a man found dead in an alley near a local hospital.

Investigators tell 23 News the 23-year-old was found at around eight this morning in the 2400 block of Edgemont Street, which is near Rockford Memorial Hospital's emergency room. Investigators say they didn't see any obvious signs of trauma and are treating the case as a death investigation. That means they will not determine a preliminary cause until an autopsy is complete.


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