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UPDATE: Man found dead in the Fairgrounds Housing Development is identified

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Published: Aug. 17, 2016 at 11:04 AM CDT
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UPDATE: Rockford, Ill (WIFR) -- The man found dead early yesterday morning in the Fairgrounds Housing Development has been identified.

Just after midnight, officers responded to the 1000 block of School Street for an unresponsive person laying in the grass.

Upon arrival, an officer located 25-year-old Christopher Gariffo of Plano lying in the grass near a sidewalk in the Fairgrounds Housing Development.

The officer began to render aid before Rockford Fire personnel arrived and took over care for Gariffo.

He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Autopsy results are still pending.

Rockford Police Department detectives are treating this incident as a suspicious death investigation.

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Rockford, Ill (WIFR) -- Rockford Police are investigating an early morning death.

Just after midnight, officers responded to the 1000 block of School Street for an unresponsive person laying in the grass.

Upon arrival, an officer located an unconscious man lying in the grass near a sidewalk in the Fairgrounds Housing Development.

The officer began to render aid before Rockford Fire personnel arrived and took over care for the man.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

The deceased has not yet been identified.