Body Found on Charles St. in Rockford

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UPDATE:  The body discovered near a veterinary clinic on Charles Street Thursday morning was found by an employee of the clinic behind the building.

A witness on the scene tells ‘Eyewitness News’ he heard a gunshot Thursday morning and reported that to police.

The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office says the victim is a man who lives in an apartment above the clinic, but did not confirm how the victim died, including whether it was from a gunshot wound.

Currently, officials say there is no evidence of foul play, although the investigation is continuing.

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Winnebago County Sheriff Deputies are investigating a body that was found on Rockford’s east side Thursday morning.

The body was found near Alpine Veterinary Hospital in the 4500 block of Charles St. just southeast of Alpine Road.

‘Eyewitness News’ has a crew on scene and will have more details as they become available.

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