The Winnebago County Coroner released the name of the man who’s body was found in Keith Creek on Monday afternoon. He was identified as Jose Vasquez, a 41-year-old Rockford resident.
The cause of death is pending further studies.
Crews worked for several hours to recover the body. Investigators were on scene just before 5 p.m. near 7th avenue on Monday. One family feared the victim, may be their brother, who’s been missing since last week’s floods hit.