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Man found beaten to death in Downtown Rockford


Rockford Police are investigating the beating death of a homeless man in the downtown area. 

Police say they responded to the area of S. Winnebago St. and Cedar St. around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officers spoke to two people, one of whom directed them to the victim. 

Police say the victim, a man in his late 40's, was found severely beaten. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.  

The name of the victim is being withheld pending appropriate notification.

The death is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Rockford Police, 815-966-2900, or Crimestoppers, 815-963-7867.

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