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Rockford police investigate after body is pulled from Rock River

A body is found Jan. 9, 2020, in the Rock River near Blackhawk Park in Rockford.
A body is found Jan. 9, 2020, in the Rock River near Blackhawk Park in Rockford.(WIFR)
Published: Jan. 9, 2020 at 2:57 PM CST
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The body of a man is pulled from the Rock River Thursday afternoon, according to Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz.

Hintz says he was called to the river near Blackhawk Park around 12:15 p.m. He believes the body has been in the river for some time.

Details are limited at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.