Coroner: Fawnridge Drive stabbing victim identified

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Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz has released the identity of the man killed Sunday night on Fawnridge Drive. An autopsy confirmed Eugene Keirn, 61, died of stab wounds to the neck and chest.

Police say they were called the the 3500 block of Fawnridge Drive shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday for what was reported as a fight. Upon arrival, they found the Keirn had been stabbed to death.

Rockford Police have charged Jerry Saylor, 46, with First Degree Murder for the crime.

Police say Saylor and the victim knew each other.  Saylor has a criminal past spanning more than 10 years.

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