Rockford Scanner™: Man found dead, police are investigating

UPDATE: Officials said that Mr. Fort was beaten and assaulted in the 600 block of West Stephenson. Then was dumped in a vacant lot in the 500 block of East Iroquois.  Police do not believe this is a random attack.

The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Thomas Fort. Police have taped off a house in the 600 block of West Stephenson, that is related to the scene. Still developing.

Death investigation near Freeport

It happened around 7:00 am this morning in the 500 block of East Iroquois Ave near Freeport.

Reports of an adult male was found dead near this location.

We’ve been told he was murdered, The police are saying it is a death investigation.

No other information at this time.