Coroner: Man found dead in Rockford identified

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Winnebago County Coroner's Office has identified a 52-year-old man found dead in Rockford over the weekend.

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Rafael Nieto was identified as the victim.

Police were called to the 800 block of North Court Street around 7:30 a.m. after the man was found dead.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says an initial autopsy did not determine Nieto's cause of death. The cause is pending further studies, but the coroner's office says there is nothing to suggest the death is trauma-related.

The death is being investigated by Rockford police.