UPDATE: Rockford Basement Murder Victim Identified

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UPDATE (10/3/16) – The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Manuel Sosa, 53.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the murder of a man whose body was found in the basement of his home.

The body of a man in his 50’s was discovered Saturday in the basement of a home at 2514 Whale Ave.  Investigators say he died from a gunshot wound in what they are saying is an apparent murder.

His identify is being withheld pending notification of his family.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department at 815-319-6300 or Crimestoppers at 815-963-7867.

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