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Unidentified Body - Rock River, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois

Updated: May 1, 2020

July 25, 2018

A body was found in the area of 53 Airport Drive in the Rock River. The body, who was determined to be that of a man was badly decomposed and found by people fishing. The cause of death is undetermined. There appears to be no trauma.


White male, approximately 5'4 - 6'1 in height. Age 40 - 100. Color hair and eyes unknown.

It appears he died in 2018.

Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues

One lighter was found near the body.

One t-shirt, one pair of underwear, and one pair of socks were found on the body.

If you have any information please contact the Winnebago County Coroner at (815) 319-4970


5/1/2020: The DNA is currently at University of North Texas in the attempt to match possible DNA with one of the missing persons officially reported. Due to the COVID 19 epidemic, the schools are shut down, therefore we await the results longer than expected.

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