Rockford Scanner™: Local Man Goes Missing, Family Asking The Public For Help



Search for Kyle Rogers – Update

On 5/17/2018 approximately 6:55 pm the Belvidere Fire Department was called regarding a possible body floating in the Kishwaukee River in the Belvidere Park in the area of the dam.

Belvidere Police and Fire personnel responded, secured the area, and Belvidere firefighters recovered a body from the water. The Boone County Coroner’s Office removed the body from the scene.

On 5/18/2018 an autopsy was performed where the Boone County Coroner’s Office and Belvidere Police Department were able to make a positive identification of the body that was recovered from the Belvidere Park. The following is an excerpt from Coroner Rebecca Wigget’s press release.

“The body recovered from the Kishwaukee River in the Belvidere Park on Thursday 05/17/18 has been positively identified as Kyle R. Rogers, age 23 years. Mr. Rogers resides in Belvidere, IL. The preliminary results of a forensic autopsy performed on 05/18/18, show the preliminary cause of death to be drowning. This death is not considered to be suspicious at this time. This death remains under the investigation of the Boone County Coroner’s Office and the Belvidere City Police Department. No further information is available at this time.”

The Belvidere Police Department would like to thank all the men and women from the community who assisted with either providing information, support of the family, or passing out fliers. The Belvidere Police Department appreciates all the help and support of all the different agencies that came together to bring Kyle home.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Rogers family during this devastating time.

Boone County Coroner’s Office  has confirmed the body that was recovered from the Kishwaukee River has been identified as Kyle Rogers.

The coroner’s office says the autopsy results show that Kyle Rogers drowned. His death is not being considered suspicious. The death remains under investigation by the coroner’s office and the BPD


Search for Kyle Rogers

Kyle Rogers family and the Belvidere Police Department continue the search and investigation into the disappearance of 23 year old Kyle Rogers.

Over the past several days detectives have been following up hundreds of leads that have come in from all over the Stateline. In addition to countless hours of investigation investigators have coordinated efforts with Belvidere and Rockford Fire Departments, Boone County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), and Ogle County Sheriffs Department to conduct searches from the ground, water, and air. Belvidere and Rockford Fire along with EMA used water penetrating sonar devices to search the Kishwaukee River in an attempt to locate any information that Kyle may have entered the water.

The Belvidere Police Department has conducted numerous hours of land searches in addition to Ogle County Sheriff’s Office conducting searches of the river and surrounding areas utilizing drones that mapped out and photographed several miles of terrain.

The Belvidere Police Department would like to thank all the men and women who have assisted in the investigation and would ask anyone with information to please contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-547-6445 or email or by phone at 815-547-7867.

RS fan Aubree Rogers

Thursday night my brother Kyle Rogers went to the Apollo Theater in Belvidere for a concert. After the show ended he was last seen by friends walking towards Buchanan’s bar. His last snapchat photo was captioned at Buchanan’s but after comparing the photo to what we’ve seen it looks like he was actually at Niko’s bar. He never came home.

At this point his phone is dead and no one has seen or heard from him.

We’re posting this in the hope of gaining any information anyone might have.

He lives down W Lincoln Ave off N State street within walking distance of the Apollo.