Coroner identifies body found Monday in Keith Creek


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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