Coroner: Man found dead on N. Court street identified

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Winnebago County Coroner released the name of 52-year-old Rafel Nieto as the man found dead Sunday on N. Court Street.

Rockford Police responded to the 800 block of N. Court St. at 7:20 a.m. for a welfare check on a man lying in the open.

When officers arrived, they pronounced Nieto deceased.

Coroner Bill Hintz says an initial autopsy did not result in determining Nieto’s cause of death, and toxicology results are not yet in.

This is currently an ongoing investigation.

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