UPDATE: Winnebago County Coroner says the victim is 36-year-old Jennifer Lewis of Rockford. She passed away from blunt force trauma.
RPD has yet to release suspect information.
Sources are reporting a lot of police and crime scene and crime scene tape on the East side.
Reports of a body found.
It happened in the area of 10th and 9th st.
RPD is saying this is a “medical assist” call.
Sources are reporting a woman was beaten to death, but not yet confirmed.
SUSPICIOUS DEATH: On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 shortly after 8:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers were called for a medical assist involving an unresponsive female at an apartment in the 900 block of 10th Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the body of a 36-year-old female who was deceased. The incident is being treated as a suspicious death. Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit are conducting a follow up investigation. No further details are being released at this time.
Rockford Fire Department is battling another vacant house fire.
Details are minimal.
There was large flames coming from the 2nd story of a vacant house in the 2700 block of Bildahl on the East side.
RFD was able to get the fire under control pretty quickly.
Unknown on injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Around 5:30 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were battling another vacant structure fire.
This happened near 3014 10th st on Rockford’s East side.
A passerby noticed smoke coming from the residence and called emergency personnel.
RFD arrived on scene and confirmed smoke was showing. They laid a booster line and entered the building.
A short time later they did an emergency tone and told all the firefighters to evacuate the building.