UPDATE: Woman Found Dead in Backyard


UPDATE (7/31):  The Winnebago County Coroner has released the identity of the woman found dead in her backyard in the 1300 block of 15th Ave. over the weekend, but cannot yet say how she died.

33-year-old Jessica Spiller has been dead for several days the coroner concluded when her body was found.  However, a preliminary autopsy could find no clear cause of death.  Such a finding is unusual, and the Coroner’s Office has not yet determined if she was the victim of foul play.

Toxicology reports will be done and her death remains under investigation by the Rockford Police Department.


The Rockford Police Department is conducting an investigation into a woman’s death.

Around 11:25 Saturday morning, Rockford Police and Fire Departments responded to the 1300 block of 15th Avenue in reference to a possibly deceased person in a backyard.

Officials were able to confirm that the woman was deceased, and a death investigation has now been launched.

No further information is being released at this time regarding the victim’s identity.

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