On September 7, 2016 at approximately 7:26 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the homeless tent city in the area of South Winnebago and Cedar Street in reference to a report of a deceased subject. Upon arrival, officers located two subjects, one of whom directed the officer to the tent of the victim. The victim, a white male in his late 40’s, had been severely beaten and appeared to be deceased. Medical was called to the scene and the victim was pronounced deceased.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending appropriate notification.
This is an active death investigation. No further information is available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.