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Body found in Kishwaukee River identified as Rockford woman
Online Staff Report
The woman found dead in the Kishwaukee River Sunday, April 20, has been identified as Beverly Janet Gritzmaker, 46, of Rockford.
Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia said Gritzmaker was pronounced dead at 6 p.m., Sunday after being pulled from the river by rescue personnel. Her cause of death is inconclusive pending forensic testing.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, April 21. Results from toxicology tests will be available in approximately two weeks, Fiduccia said.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s office is investigating the case.
Probe continues of body found in Kishwaukee River
Online Staff Report
The investigation of a body found in the Kishwaukee River Sunday, April 20, continued Monday, April 21.
At approximately 3:46 p.m., Sunday, Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies and other rescue units were sent to the area of the Kishwaukee Gorge Forest Preserve, 4643 Blackhawk Road, in reference to a body in the Kishwaukee River.
Fire Department personnel recovered the body and brought into Atwood Park in New Milford, where it was turned over to the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.
The body is a white female, police said. Her identity is being withheld pending an autopsy and further investigation.