Missing Rockford woman died of blunt trauma to head, coroner says

Dishman was pronounced dead on Tuesday after being found in a quarry in Winnebago County.
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office(Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office)
Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 4:06 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A missing Rockford woman who was found dead in Winnebago County on Tuesday died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz completed the autopsy on Wednesday. He determined that the preliminary cause of death to Rachel Dishman, 43 of Rockford, was blunt trauma to the head. This is pending further studies, according to Hintz.

Dishman was pronounced dead at 1:17 p.m. on Tuesday.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 5900 Block of Cunningham Road where they found the body of a dead woman.

The woman was identified as Rachel Dishman, 43 of Rockford. Dishman was reported missing on Oct. 25, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information can contact the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau at (815) 319-6400 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.

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