Police: Freeport man assaulted, found dead blocks away

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Freeport, Ill. (WTVO) — Freeport Police say Thomas Fort, 45, was physically assault by at least one suspect in the 600 block of West Stephenson Street Wednesday morning.

His body was then found in a vacant lot in the 500 block of East Iroquois Street.

Right now, police have not said if they have any suspects. On Wednesday, they did say this did not appear to be random.

Freeport police is asking anyone who may have information about the death to come forward.

You can call the Freeport Police Department Detective Bureau at 815-235-8226 or submit an anonymous tip to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS NOW. Tipsters who contact Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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