UPDATE: New Details on Body Found On Rockford's Southwest Side

By Phillip Reed | preed@wtvo.com

Published 01/30 2014 09:16AM

Updated 01/31 2014 04:38PM

UPDATE:  Police have identified the victim as 29-year-old Nicholas Vitali of Rockford.  He has been stabbed to death.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police shift commander at (815)987-5824 or CrimeStoppers at (815)963-7867.

ROCKFORD - Police investigate what could become the city's first murder of 2014.

Police received a call at 4am of a body found near the intersection of Kent St and Ferguson.  We'll bring you the very latest as it develops.  Police say the victim is a male Hispanic approximately 30 years old.  An autopsy is scheduled to happen Thursday.

For now, authorities are calling it a death investigation.  We'll have more on this story coming up on Eyewitness News at 5.

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