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Authorities investigating body found in Rock River

ROCKFORD – Authorities say they’re trying to recover the body of a man found in the Rock River near the Chicago Rockford International Airport.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department public information officer Ken DeCoster told the Rockford Register Star on Saturday afternoon that a group of people watching the Rock AirFest air show from a boat on the river spotted the body.

The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office said an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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