UPDATE: Body Found in Rock River Identified

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UPDATE – The Winnebago County Coroner has released the identity of the body pulled from the Rock River Monday evening.

He is 53-year-old John Ihus from Rockford.  The cause of death is still undetermined and remains under investigation.  The results of toxicology tests will be available in approximately two weeks.

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The Rockford Fire Department along with the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office has recovered a body found in the Rock River.

The body only identified as that of a male was discovered at around 5:30pm in the water off of the 200 block of Olive Street.  It was retrieved by firefighters using a rescue boat.  A fisherman called it in.

No other details are available at this time.

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