Coroner identifies body found Monday in Keith Creek

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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.

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